Can't use unique local address as default IPv6 gateway - why not?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Asfand Yar Qazi, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. Hi,

    I changed my IP, and tried to move over my ipv6 address allocation to
    it on the BTExact IPv6 tunnel website... and it didn't work. Creating
    a new tunnel, however, worked fine. It's broken.


    I don't want to go through the pain of changing ipv6 addresses in all
    my configs, so I'm trying to remove a dependancy on btexact's
    allocated address range, and am trying out unique local addresses.

    I've hit a snag however. It (the kernel, /sbin/ip or whatever) won't
    let me use a unique local address as the default IPv6 gateway. It's
    strange that I can use the link-local one just fine (as well as
    obviously the one from global btexact's allocated subnet).

    Anyone know why?

    Asfand Yar Qazi, Jun 17, 2007
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