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From: Peter Humphrey <peter@××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Frontier ADSL modem and IP address
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 10:14:28
Message-Id: 3978620.SAcrKu8chF@peak
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Frontier ADSL modem and IP address by Jack
1 On Monday, 30 December 2019 23:39:52 GMT Jack wrote:
3 > Bizarre new thought: have you tried putting the IPV6 address from
4 > ifconfig into the browser?
6 That's the address of eth1, not the modem-router. As the kernel has IPv6
7 support built in, it automatically assigns an fe80 address to the initerface,
8 constructed from the MAC address.
10 Dale could try 'ip neigh show'. It should give something like this:
12 dev eth0 FAILED
13 dev eth0 lladdr 60:03:47:2d:8e:ba REACHABLE
14 dev eth0 lladdr 1c:1b:0d:8b:da:17 REACHABLE
15 fe80::6203:47ff:fe2d:8eba dev eth0 lladdr 60:03:47:2d:8e:ba router STALE
17 That's from this box. The first address is my powerless server; the next is my
18 modem-router and the third is my eth0. The last one is the automatically self-
19 assigned IPv6 address as I described above. (It consists of the MAC address
20 with 'fffe' inserted in the middle and the 54th bit from the right set.)
22 I have IPv6 disabled in /etc/conf.d/net at the moment, or I'd have seen a
23 couple more addresses from the ip command.
25 --
26 Regards,
27 Peter.