[ipxe-devel] Link local routing

Michael Brown mcb30 at ipxe.org
Mon Oct 13 13:43:53 BST 2014


On 03/10/14 21:54, Brian Rak wrote:
> Basically, if it's a link local address (defined as being in the
> 169.254.0.0/16 block), just try to transmit directly via the destination
> address, ignoring the usual next-hop.

How is the transmitting network device supposed to be determined when 
sending to a 169.254.0.0/16 address?

I see two viable options:

  - use the default gateway interface

  - allow addresses of the form "169.254.x.x%net0", following the 
pattern of IPv6 link-local addresses.

Michael


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