[mythtv] Proposed change to Network Communications

Stuart Auchterlonie stuarta at squashedfrog.net
Fri Mar 10 14:43:19 UTC 2017

On 10/03/17 00:46, Peter Bennett wrote:
> On 03/09/2017 04:42 PM, Stuart Auchterlonie wrote:
>> This will work for all the "local" addresses inside a home network.
>> As ipv6 gains more widespread adoption, the primary mechanism that
>> ISP's will use to provide global ipv6 address space inside the home
>> network is "prefix delegation". This is where the ISP tells the
>> router the /64 network that it should assign addresses from.
>> This allows all the normal ipv6 automatic address selection (SLAAC)
>> to occur, and things to "just work".
>> We should ensure that if the backend has an ipv6 ip with global scope,
>> then connections from within that subnet are considered local.
>> I hope this makes sense?
>> Regards
>> Stuart
> Yes - I missed that. Even if I have carefully assigned unique local IPV6
> addresses to all my computers, I suppose the frontend still may try to
> connect to the backend from its global address and not its local
> address. Or, I may not have assigned unique local addresses to my
> frontends.
> So I need to allow incoming IPV6 with subnet that matches any IPV6
> address that I have.

Perfect! :)


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