[mythtv] Q about networking after recent networking improvements in master

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Sun Apr 16 17:26:35 UTC 2017

On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 5:16 PM, Bill Meek <keemllib at gmail.com> wrote:

> Looks like ULAs to me:
>           inet6 addr: fe80::1e6f:65ff:fe4a:8515/64 Scope:Link

That is a link local address.  And your kernel auto-generated it.
For IPv4, the link local address (169.254.x.x, which is also
auto-generated) is replaced when you get a "better" address,
but IPv6 very specifically requires support for multiple addresses
so the link local stays "forever" (and may/will be used for certain

For those without multiple networks, or the need to get
outside the local lan, link local addresses have always been

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