ip6tables and multiple possible source addresses

Tom Perrine tperrine at scea.com
Wed Jan 18 02:04:00 CET 2012

Someone must have already figured this out; I'm feeling "virtual Monday" 
pretty bad right now :-(

With IPv6 a host can have "lots" (more than 1) of possible IPv6 
addresses to use as the source address. I've read the RFCs, so I can 
(usually) make a good guess as to which one will be used, but...

When writing a host-specific ip6tables rule, which address do you need 
to list? All of the possible Global Scoped addresses?

This seems...... awkward (and error prone).

Am I missing something, or is it that bad?


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