If I currently use lots of private networks such as 192.168 and 172. addresses, can I do the same thing with IPv6?

asked 14 Nov '11, 23:08

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edited 16 Nov '11, 18:56


Yes, but instead of everyone using the same address space, you get your own. The method is to pick a random prefix within a rather large space set aside for the purpose. Because it is a large space it is unlikely that someone else picked the same prefix.

I made a small tool that makes it easier to pick your unique local address prefix (ULA): http://bitace.com/ipv6calc/

Be aware that many believe there is little use for private address spaces with IPv6. You will have plenty of routeable address space and you would want to avoid NAT.

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answered 28 Nov '11, 02:41

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There is fc00::/8

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answered 17 Nov '11, 22:55

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NAT can be used for security purposes.

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answered 28 Nov '11, 05:09

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No, it can't. NAT != security.

(13 Jul '12, 18:56) rmalayter
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