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authorFernando Gont <>2020-05-01 00:51:47 -0300
committerDavid S. Miller <>2020-05-06 17:00:02 -0700
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ipv6: Implement draft-ietf-6man-rfc4941bis
Implement the upcoming rev of RFC4941 (IPv6 temporary addresses): * Reduces the default Valid Lifetime to 2 days The number of extra addresses employed when Valid Lifetime was 7 days exacerbated the stress caused on network elements/devices. Additionally, the motivation for temporary addresses is indeed privacy and reduced exposure. With a default Valid Lifetime of 7 days, an address that becomes revealed by active communication is reachable and exposed for one whole week. The only use case for a Valid Lifetime of 7 days could be some application that is expecting to have long lived connections. But if you want to have a long lived connections, you shouldn't be using a temporary address in the first place. Additionally, in the era of mobile devices, general applications should nevertheless be prepared and robust to address changes (e.g. nodes swap wifi <-> 4G, etc.) * Employs different IIDs for different prefixes To avoid network activity correlation among addresses configured for different prefixes * Uses a simpler algorithm for IID generation No need to store "history" anywhere Signed-off-by: Fernando Gont <> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
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