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Old 01-20-2010, 03:28 AM   #1
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How to know IPv6 address-type ???

Hello friends,
just a small question.

How do we get address-type for IPv6 addresses?

For e.g:-

In Linux, we have following commands:-
1) Ifconfig
inet6 addr: fe80::21a:4dff:fe0e:c600/64 Scope:Link

2) ip -6 addr show dev eth0
inet6 fe80::21a:4dff:fe0e:c600/64 scope link

So, we can get type of IPv6 address like whether it is Link-local,dynamic , Site-local,Global,etc.

How can we find this in Solaris-10?

Thanks in advance.
Old 01-20-2010, 08:43 AM   #2
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Not so hot on IPv6... so anyone feel free to jump in here.

"private addresses" from IPv4 are known as unique local addresses (ULA). They start with fc00::/7

link-local addresses start with fe80: address are produced generally by the OS. These are similar to those you occasionally see with IPv4 self-assigned IP addresses starting with 169.254.X.X, IPv6 does a lot more with them.

This might help:

You'd get a better answer in the Networking forum...
Old 01-20-2010, 11:56 AM   #3
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Thanx for link CmdoColin



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