An engineer has configured a router to use EUI-64, and was asked to document the IPv6 address of the router. The router has the following interface parameters:
mac address C601.420F.0007 subnet 2001:DB8:0:1::/64
Which IPv6 addresses should the engineer add to the documentation?
Correct Answer: A
Extended Unique Identifier (EUI), as per RFC2373, allows a host to assign iteslf a unique 64-Bit IP Version 6
interface identifier (EUI-64). This feature is a key benefit over IPv4 as it eliminates the need of manual
configuration or DHCP as in the world of IPv4. The IPv6 EUI-64 format address is obtained through the 48-bit
MAC address. The Mac address is first separated into two 24-bits, with one being OUI (Organizationally Unique Identifier) and the other being NIC specific. The 16-bit 0xFFFE is then inserted between these two 24-bits to for the 64-bit EUI address. IEEE has chosen FFFE as a reserved value which can only appear in EUI-64 generated from the EUI-48 MAC address.