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    Source and destination addresses of router solicitation

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    Given an IPv6 network, assume a host using EUI‐64 addressing has a MAC address of00:24:E8:3D:CA:35 and wishes to send a router solicitation to discover the routers on the network. What would the source and destination addresses of this solicitation be?

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    Considering the stateless auto-configuration, the host sending router solicitation would assign itself a link-local IPv6 address by converting its MAC address in EUI-64 format in following manner.

    In the MAC address 00:24:E8:3D:CA:35, the first 24 bits, the organizationally unique identifier ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution not only gives the respective addresses, but also briefly explains how those are obtained.