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Old 9th July 2008
berlowin berlowin is offline
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Default Asking about IPv6 address

Hello all,

when i type ifconfig, and the output is:
$ ifconfig
inet6 fe80::213:20ff:feac:ddca%em0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
ether 00:13:20:ac:dd:ca
media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
status: active

I want ask why the bold and the underline output is always started with FE80? even though i change my NIC, it always start with FE80.

Last question, is 213:20ff:feac:ddca%em0 the MAC address of the NIC? Because when I change my NIC, it always change the address too.

does anybody have the reference?

Thank you very much.

waiting for your replied soon.


Last edited by berlowin; 9th July 2008 at 01:40 AM.
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