IPv6 Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS Release 15.2S
IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Cache
IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Cache
Last Updated: August 1, 2012
The IPv6 neighbor discovery cache feature allows static entries to be made in the IPv6 neighbor cache.
The per-interface neighbor discovery cache limit function can be used to prevent any particular customer attached to an interface from overloading the neighbor discovery cache, whether intentionally or unintentionally.
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Information About IPv6 Static Cache Entry for Neighbor Discovery
IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
The IPv6 neighbor discovery process uses ICMP messages and solicited-node multicast addresses to determine the link-layer address of a neighbor on the same network (local link), verify the reachability of a neighbor, and track neighboring devices.
The IPv6 static cache entry for neighbor discovery feature allows static entries to be made in the IPv6 neighbor cache. Static routing requires an administrator to manually enter IPv6 addresses, subnet masks, gateways, and corresponding Media Access Control (MAC) addresses for each interface of each device into a table. Static routing enables more control but requires more work to maintain the table. The table must be updated each time routes are added or changed.
Per-Interface Neighbor Discovery Cache Limit
The number of entries in the Neighbor Discovery cache can be limited by interface. Once the limit is reached, no new entries are allowed. The per-interface Neighbor Discovery cache limit function can be used to prevent any particular customer attached to an interface from overloading the Neighbor Discovery cache, whether intentionally or unintentionally.
When this feature is enabled globally, a common per-interface cache size limit is configured on all interfaces on the device. When this feature is enabled per interface, a cache size limit is configured on the associated interface. The per-interface limit overrides any globally configured limit.
How to Configure IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Cache
Configuring a Neighbor Discovery Cache Limit on a Specified Device Interface
Configuring a Neighbor Discovery Cache Limit on All Device Interfaces
Configuration Examples for IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Cache
Example: Verifying a Neighbor Discovery Cache Limit Configuration
Feature Information for IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Cache
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