I would like to know if it is possible to ping a computer on a different network using ipv6. If I am understanding it correctly then IPV6 was created for each device to have its unique ip address. Following that logic even on my local area network each device must have a unique ipv6 address that could be reached from anywhere. Am i wrong? Thank you!

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    Why not? Google is on a different network and I ping that all the time. Sep 15 '16 at 4:26
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    Aug 15 '17 at 2:33

If both computers have a global IPv6 addresses(from the 2000::/3 prefix), IPv6 routing is correct and nothing blocks traffic (e.g. a firewall or a router access list) this ist true.

The same is true for IPv4 networks using only public IPv4 addresses.

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