Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here


Use of different IPv6 addresses

Use of different IPv6 addresses

Use of different IPv6 addresses


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?

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close