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Use of different IPv6 addresses

Use of different IPv6 addresses

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Hi,

I'm studying for the CCIE R+S written, now trying to get to grips with IPv6, which I've never used.

I'm ok with all the different types of addressing, what I'm not clear on is when I would use auto generated link local addresses and when would I use manually configured global addressing.

If this was IPv4 then all infrstructure addresses (serial, router to router etc) would be statically configured, and at first I assumed the same would apply to IPv6 schemes, but now I'm not so sure.

I suppose what I'm after is a discussion with someone who has used IPv6 for real, to learn the best practices etc. Anyone any experience to share here?

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