Linux source address selection vs. EUI-64

Steinar H. Gunderson sesse at
Sat Nov 13 15:56:17 CET 2010

Den 13. november 2010 15:41 skrev Geert Hendrickx <ghen at> følgende:
> I tried that, but the documentation on address labels is pretty sparse.

Labels on addresses in Linux are basically useless. Their only point
is to simulate Linux 2.4 aliases (ie. eth0:1 and the likes), and those
are no longer supported with IPv6 anyways.

I believe the idea was to loosen up the address labeling at some point
(so you could attach whatever textual label you wanted), but seemingly
it never happened.

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