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From: Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Link-local ipv6 address in /etc/hosts? in browsers?
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:45:17
Message-Id: jf9a6h$l01$
1 How do you specify a link-local ipv6 address in /etc/hosts?
3 For example, I can ping/telnet/ssh to fe80::02c0:4eff:fe07:0005%eth1,
4 but I can't figure out how to put that address in /etc/hosts so I can
5 access it by name.
7 Similarly, how do you enter an ipv6 link-local address in Firefox or
8 Opera? curl seems to accept such an address and return the proper web
9 page, but I can't find any interactive browser (graphical or
10 command-line) that will accept a link-local address. So far I've
11 tried Firefox Opera w3m links. According to RFC2732 it looks like the
12 format should be
14 http://[fe80::02c0:4eff:fe07:0005%eth1]:80/
16 But none of the browsers accept that.
18 --
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Link-local ipv6 address in /etc/hosts? in browsers? Michael Mol <mikemol@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Link-local ipv6 address in /etc/hosts? in browsers? Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>