Linux source address selection vs. EUI-64

Luca Bruno kaeso at
Sat Nov 13 15:16:05 CET 2010

Geert Hendrickx scrisse:

> Any other suggestions to influence the source address selection on
> Linux?

In theory, you may want to use labels (as in "Prefer matching label"
rule) instead of tie-breaking, to reach your goal.

"ip addrlabel" should be able to set a custom label for your prefix,
which you will match appending a "label" option to your static "ip
address add" directive.

You'd better check `man ip`, under "ip address add" and "ip addrlabel"
sections. I've never done this in practice, but it looks like a safe
way to me. 

Cheers, Luca

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