ipv6 next-hop link-local

Dale W. Carder dwcarder at wisc.edu
Tue Feb 15 22:24:57 CET 2011

Thus spake Mark Smith (nanog at 85d5b20a518b8f6864949bd940457dc124746ddc.nosense.org) on Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 07:31:42AM +1030:
> It would make sense to try to keep your routing protocols' next-hops
> decoupled from your global or other addresses. To make supporting
> static routes easier, you could configure static link local addresses
> e.g. fe80::1/64 etc. It probably wouldn't hurt if the SLAAC derived
> link-local addresses were left there, although you may wish to disable
> them so that all protocols that want to use link locals will use your
> statically configured ones.

We are using fe80::1 for HSRP too.  It is nice in the enterprise network
to say, "Your default gateway is always fe80::1".


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