OLPC does end run around IP addresses

Bernie Innocenti bernie at codewiz.org
Wed Jan 13 18:24:32 EST 2010

On Wed, 2010-01-13 at 09:02 -0600, Mikus Grinbergs wrote:
> > Surely all your machines can communicate quite happily using IPv6
> > link-local addresses? Why this fascination with Legacy IP?
> Because none of my facilities (including my desktops) are set up to
> use IPv6.

You'd be surprised.

These days, many modern Linux distributions -- and even crap like
Windows and OS X -- will setup a link-local IPv6 address automatically
in the default configuration.

So, if you really do hate IPv6, you'll have to work quite hard to
completely turn it off on all your facilities :-)

   // Bernie Innocenti - http://codewiz.org/
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