Re: IPv6 has trouble assigning an interface

From: Kyle Moffett
Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 17:58:33 EST

On Apr 26, 2005, at 02:10, Felix von Leitner wrote:
OK for unicast. But multicast? I expected link-local multicast
to send on _all_ interfaces if I don't specify one.

This statement makes no sense. "link-local ... on all interfaces".
Isn't "link-local" supposed to mean that the address is unique and
available only on that interface (ethernet segment)? It's possible
to get the _same_ link-local address on multiple ethernet segments,
so in that case, where would you send the packet??? When you send
link-local packets, you must specify the link to which it is local.

Kyle Moffett

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