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For this reason, when using an exit interface to configure a static route on a broadcast network, a next-hop address must also be specified. The recommended address to use as the next-hop address is the link-local address of the next-hop router. One reason to use the link-local address is that it is not likely to change. A link-local address will only change if the interface card, or the entire router, is replaced. Even if the site is renumbered with a different IPv6 global prefix, the link-local address on the interface does not change. Another reason to use the link-local address as the next hop is to remain consistent with the addresses routers advertise in the router advertisement messages and so that processes using those address...


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IPv6 Static router on Broadcast Link