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Re: IPv6 Interview Questions and critic
On Tuesday, August 27, 2002, at 10:41 AM, Joe Baptista wrote:
Ipv6 uses 128 bits to provide addressing, routing and identificationSince it so easy for a host (relative to ipv4) to have multiple ip addresses, I like what Microsoft has done. If told by a router, a Win XP box will assign itself a global unicast address using EUI-64. It will also create a global unicast anonymous address. This will not be tied to the hardware, and the OS will also limit how long it uses that address before deprecating that address and creating a new preferred anonymous address. I can see servers using the EUI-64 address, while clients use the anonymous address. It will allow servers to narrow down who is accessing their servers to a 64 bit subnet. That will be good enough for most statistics, but will make it more difficult to do the scarier tracking of users.
I have noticed that the Linux and Mac OS X ipv6 implementations so not create the private addresses automatically.
Carnegie Mellon University