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I use this command to assign a site-scope IP address:

$ sudo ifconfig eth0 inet6 add fee3::216:cbff:fe94:1a86/64

Check it with ifconfig:

$ ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:16:76:5a:a2:6d  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::216:76ff:fe5a:a26d/64 Scope:Link
          inet6 addr: fee3::216:cbff:fe94:1a86/64 Scope:Site
          RX packets:3614 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:596 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:792943 (792.9 KB)  TX bytes:77134 (77.1 KB)

But ping from another machine failed:

$ ping6 fee3::216:cbff:fe94:1a86
PING6(56=40+8+8 bytes) fee2::216:cbff:fe94:1a79 --> fee3::216:cbff:fe94:1a86
Request timeout for icmp_seq=0
Request timeout for icmp_seq=1
Request timeout for icmp_seq=2
Request timeout for icmp_seq=3

Where I am wrong?

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migrated from Sep 12 '11 at 19:11

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You are missing some routing. You must tell the router to route all from fec0::/10 to your given interface.

But be aware that Site Local Addresses are deprecated.

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There was a routing error – user83293 Sep 12 '11 at 7:44

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