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New Etch install - IP address question

Just installed Etch from the RC1 net install CD. Did standard install,
updated everything to the latest etch packages from the Debian
repository, and then installed xorg + kde. Everything *works fine*, but
something is different about the network configuration that I don't
understand, and hoping someone can explain what I'm seeing. I didn't
change anything in the network configuration - just left it as set up by

I have a simple LAN behind a router that assigns IP addresses with DHCP.
I'm using 192.168.2.X as the local subnet, so normally a system on the
LAN will get an IP address such as or etc.

But on this new install of etch, when I run ifconfig I'm getting this:

tompfr@etch:~$ /sbin/ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:13:20:F3:7A:03
	  inet addr:  Bcast:
          inet6 addr: fe80::213:20ff:fef3:7a03/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:583 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:433 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:276931 (270.4 KiB)  TX bytes:46680 (45.5 KiB)

Note the strange IP address. The leases file in /var/lib/dhcp3 does show
that the IP address assigned is in the expected range (,
and I can ping that IP from other systems etc.

Again, everything looks and works normally excecpt for the strange IP
address. Just hoping someone can explain or provide a link to some
information - thanks...(maybe this is related to IPv6 ?)


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