Is it Possible to Configure a Custom IPv6 Link Local Address?

Is it Possible to Configure a Custom IPv6 Link Local Address?

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Created On 09/25/18 17:46 PM - Last Modified 02/08/19 00:08 AM


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Palo Alto Networks firewalls do not have the ability to configure a custom IPv6 link local address. This scenario could occur when migrating to a new firewall and needing to configure a custom IPv6 link local address using the same IP address as previously used.

Using IPv6, a link local address is based on the MAC address of the interface and starts with the prefix fe80::/10.

The link local address for a dataplane interface can be retrieved by running the 'show interface ..' command on an IPv6 enabled interface:

> show interface ethernet1/6 | match "fe80"

Interface IPv6 address: fe80::21b:17ff:fe79:3b15/64

The system's link local address can be retrieved using the following command:

> show system info | match "link-local"

ipv6-link-local-address: fe80::290:bff:fe22:dbc2/64

owner: rvanderveken



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