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Simple Router Configuration

Here, I have two routers connected through a switch. R1 has an IPv4 address of 10.0.0.1/24 on f0/0, and R6 has an IPv4 address of 10.0.0.6/24 on f0/0. To establish an IPv6 link-local address on these interfaces, I’ve done absolutely nothing other than enabling the interfaces (there is an IPv4 address applied, but it doesn’t affect this testing):

R1(config)#int f0/0
R1(config-if)#ipv6 address autoconfig

Running the show interface command on the revision of code I’m using gives no indication of an IPv6 address:

R1#sho int f0/0 FastEthernet0/0 is up, line protocol is up Hardware is MV96340 Ethernet, address is 0012.43b9.2c70 (bia 0012.43b9.2c70) Internet address is 10.0.0.1/24 MTU 1500 bytes, BW 100000 Kbit, DLY 100 usec, reliability 255/255, txload 1/255, rxload 1/255 Encapsulation ARPA, loopback not set Keepalive set (10 sec) Full-duplex, 100Mb/s, 100BaseTX/FX ARP type: ARPA, ARP Timeout 04:00:00 Last input 00:00:00, output 00:00:03, output hang never Last clearing of "show interface" counters never Input queue: 0/75/0/0 (size/max/drops/flushes); Total output drops: 0 Queueing strategy: fifo Output queue: 0/40 (size/max) 5 minute input rate 3000 bits/sec, 0 packets/sec 5 minute output rate 0 bits/sec, 0 packets/sec 3403 packets input, 1970499 bytes Received 3393 broadcasts, 0 runts, 0 giants, 0 throttles 0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 frame, 0 overrun, 0 ignored 0 watchdog 0 input packets with dribble condition detected 755 packets output, 77707 bytes, 0 underruns ...

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