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Old 12-23-2009, 11:02 AM   #1
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/etc/networks My network is 10. so should I change link-local


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Linux jilldando 2.6.30-2-486 #1 Sat Sep 26 00:03:46 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

My machine and all machines on my network begin with 10.0.
During another problem today (unrelated vino-server on binds to tcp6) I noticed that an entry in /etc/networks was link-local 169.254.0.0 shall I change this to 10.0.0.0?


/etc/networks
Code:
default		0.0.0.0
loopback	127.0.0.0
link-local	169.254.0.0
 
Old 12-23-2009, 07:21 PM   #2
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I found this searching the net as I am unfamilliar with link-local as well. ( My files are not RFC compliant.)
Quote:
| Link-local addresses (Zeroconf)
|
| A second set of private network is the link-local address range codified
| in RFCs 3330 and 3927. The intention behind these RFCs is to provide an
| IP address (and by implication, network connectivity) without a DHCP
| server being available and without having to configure a network address
| manually. The subnet 169.254/16 has been reserved for this purpose.

| If a network address cannot be obtained via DHCP, an address from
| 169.254.1.0 to 169.254.254.255 is assigned randomly. The standard
| prescribes that address collisions must be handled gracefully. Within
| the 169.254/16 address range, the subnets 169.254.0/24 and
| 169.254.255/24 have been set aside for future use.
|
| As with the private network addresses defined in RFC 1918, packets from
| this subnet must not be routed to the internet at large.
This info was obtained via mailing list archive listed here :>http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-L.../msg02583.html
 
  


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