[syslog-ng] IPv6 Link local address use with syslog-ng

Jozsef Kadlecsik kadlec at blackhole.kfki.hu
Tue Nov 20 15:25:43 CET 2007

Hi Bazsi,

On Tue, 20 Nov 2007, Balazs Scheidler wrote:

> I meant something like a telnet client, how do you tell telnet to
> connect to a link local address?
> When I tried to do that I got an error:
> telnet fe80::290:f5ff:fe28:b55e
> Trying fe80::290:f5ff:fe28:b55e...
> telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Invalid argument
> The reason I asked is to have a peek at the interface they provide for
> configuring the scope id.
> I've now tried using telnet/ssh/ping6, and neither could connect to a
> link-local address. I don't see its use then, it should be used without
> further configuration, but it turned out it is not possible.

If you want to use a link-local address, you *must* specify the interface 
too - otherwise it'd be not unique. ping6 has got the '-I' flag for this, 
but apparently telnet does not support specifying the interface.

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