For those who are not familiar, OSX Sierra implemented IPv6 Privacy Addressing so that your temporary IPv6 address is no longer derived from your MAC address (reversely, this blocks your MAC address to be deciphered from your IPv6 address when connecting to a network). This results in improved privacy since your machine can no longer be tracked when connecting to different networks.
The new scheme generates new temporary IPv6 addresses at regular intervals for your machine. However, searching online I could find no information on what these intervals are or when exactly these temporary addresses are generated. Does anyone happen to know this information for this feature? Further, is there a way to manually generate and use a new IPv6 address at will using Terminal commands?
- At what intervals does OSX Sierra generate new temporary IPv6 addresses for your machine?
- Is there a way to manually generate and use an IPv6 address at will?
- On OSX, an ifconfig command shows inet6 secured, inet6 temporary and inet6 dynamic addresses under the en0 interface. What is the inet6 dynamic address?
Thank you and I appreciate taking the time to read this :)
Here is the little information I could find about this topic online: