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Question about Section 5.4 in RFC 2462bis-05.txt

Quick question regarding the following sentence in Section 5.4 of RFC

"Note that the method for detecting duplicates is not completely
reliable, and it is possible that duplicate addresses will still exist
(e.g., if the link was partitioned while Duplicate Address Detection was

What exactly is meant by "if the link was partitioned"? Is the intent to
account for networks where the L bit is not set in prefix information
option of RAs (i.e., the same /64 could be found on two different
links)? Thnx.

- Pete

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