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ICMPv6 Neighbor Solicitations

Nekora
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Why ICMPv6 Neighbor Solicitations are sent as a multicast and not broadcast ?

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marce1000
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 - Check this article :

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solicited-node_multicast_address

 M.

pieterh
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IPv6 does not implement traditional IP broadcast, and therefore does not define broadcast addresses. In IPv6, the same result can be achieved by sending a packet to the link-local all nodes multicast group which is analogous to IPv4 broadcast.

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