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IPv6 Post-fix

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DevgruSeal    0

I'm learning up on IPv6, and I noticed at the end of a link-local IPv6 address, a "%11" is appended to the end of it.

What does this mean?

The IPv6 address was configured to be fe80::beef with a 112 bit prefix.

Here's an example:

fe80::beef%11

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The_Decryptor    1,105

It's the scope ID, used for resolving the address (according to the IEBlog)

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+BudMan    3,649

Not really needed for playing around with stuff local -- ie you can ping without it, etc. etc. but yup its the scope id.

Take a look here under address scope

http://www.juniper.net/techpubs/software/erx/erx50x/swconfig-routing-vol1/html/ipv6-config5.html

Or just read the RFC ;)

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4007

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