Questions tagged [ipv6]

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Managed switch with IPv6 passthrough [closed]

I'm looking for a new managed switch to upgrade my local network. I don't need any advanced features, as long as it supports VLAN's and IGMP snooping. At the moment my LAN is only using IPv4, but I do ...
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Need a little clarification with NAT and IPv6

I understand NAT exists to not exhaust all the ipv4 addresses so there is no need for it with ipv6. So with ipv6 having an unimaginable amount of addresses, will every device have its own public ...
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Confusion regarding possible IPv6 Link Local address prefixes

I have trouble understanding how many alternative link local IPv6 address prefixes may exist. I know that the prefix is fe80::/10 which implies that the first 10 bits must be static as: | 10 ...
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Segment Routing Encapsulation on Client Interface? [closed]

I wanted to test SRv6. Always between two clients (client 1 <-> client 2). If I do the encapsulation on the client everything works smooth as expected. Client 1 (encap SRv6 Tunnel) <- 2001::/...
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Simple chat program between machines in 2 countries [closed]

I want to get a practical experience in Networking (I have read the basic theory), hence I decided to establish communication between 2 hosts (in different countries) connected to the Internet. This ...
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Is NAT66 a Viable Option to Protect Client?

Due to the addressing scheme of IPv6, each client now is able to get and directly use Globally-Routable Address (GUA) from the ISP. But that poses bigger security threat because attacker can directly ...
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Why does IPSec's Transport Mode ESP can't be used in NAT64 although ESP doesn't sign the new IP header?

In RFC6146 stated: Any protocols that protect IP header are incompatible with NAT64. This implies that end-to-end IPsec verification will fail when the Authentication Header (AH) is used (both ...
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Why does CLAT in 464XLAT architecture use Stateless NAT64 instead of Stateful?

As of my understanding, stateless NAT is using 1:1 translation, meaning it needs one IPv4 address for one IPv6 address vice versa, thus not preserving IPv4. Since the CLAT is supposed to be router/...
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BGP unnumbered on P2MP link

I'm wondering what will happen if BGP unnumbered session is configured on a link that has multiple routers on the other side which are both IPv6-capable and will both reply on RS and produce RA ...
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GNS3 can not ping from ethernet interface to serial interface

So I am doing a Lab for one of my classes involving ipv6 and routing using EIGRP. When I set-up the network and assign the router interfaces with IPV6 address I get an issue pinging the whole network. ...
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General: What is a dynamic gateway, how does it work, where is it used?

I saw this option in my OPNsense gateway configuration, and was hoping someone could shed light on what it is, exactly: Dynamic gateway policy: [YES/NO] This interface does not require an ...
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How do I know when an AAAA record is required? [closed]

I'm trying to wrap my head around DNS. My biggest issue right now is understanding when an AAAA record is required. Recently, I was asked by a colleague to point a subdomain from Server A to Server B....
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IPv4 and IPv6 Source Address field

Both the IPv4 and IPv6 headers contain the source address field. What are the reasons for including this field? Is it for to trace which who sent this packet if it get's lost?
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How is ICMP Packet Too Big handled in IPv6?

I am trying to comprehend the way packets fragmentation works in IPv6. As far as I understand it, IPv6 routers never fragment packets: upon receiving a packet whose size is bigger than the MTU of the ...
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Why does IPv6 NS not use unicast address but multicast

This is a follow up of Why not put unicast address in IPv6 packet containing NDP neighbor solicitation instead of solicited-node multicast address? The accepted answer makes no sense. It states the ...
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Brocade OSPFv3 Routes are not installed

I am trying to deploy OSPFv3 across our network. However a few routers do not install the OSPFv3 route's to their routing tables. For example, this router is able to ping a certain host on the network....
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Why is the IPv6 address I'm getting from whatismyipaddress.com wrong? [duplicate]

So I've portforwarded my machine using the graphical interface provided by my router. This interface also gives me a public IPv6 which I can use to communicate with my machine through the internet. ...
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ASSIGNED or AGGREGATED-BY-LIR status of IPv6 subnet used for Virtualisation

According to the RIPE NCC IPv6 Basics training slides the ASSIGNED status should be used for your own infrastructure and individual (large) assignments to customers. The AGGREGATED-BY-LIR status ...
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How does the shortage of IPv4 public IPs influence existing firewalls?

I came to know recently IPv4 public IP address pools are going to be exhausted soon. If IPv6 addresses are fully in use, all device vendors like Cisco, Fortinet, Palo Alto have to redesign their ...
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What are usecases for IPv6 link-scope anycast?

IPv6 Neighbor Advertisement messages have a flag called Override, see RFC4861. It toggles, whether the receiver of the message should remove other link-layer addresses for the same IPv6 target address ...
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Distance Command in OSPFv3

Does anyone know if there is a way to specify the distance of a specific neighbor in OSPFv3 in a Cisco router/switch? You seem to be able to do it for an entire area, but not for a specific neighbor ...
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Why is an IPv6 interface required to have a link-local address?

According to Link-local address on Wikipedia: In IPv4, link-local addresses are normally only used when no external, stateful mechanism of address configuration exists, such as the Dynamic Host ...
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Extra IPv6 Addresses - where are they coming from? [closed]

I recently got assigned a block of IPv6 addresses by my ISP. I've set it up with prefix delegation and it works just fine. When I plug a NIC in on the network it quickly picks up an IPv4 address from ...
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IPV6 static Routing

I'm new to networking and I'm currently learning about IPv6 in static routing. I set up an environment in Cisco Packet Tracer like this: have connected two routers with serial medium , each router ...
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What Does a Private IPV6 address look Like?

I'm doing a presentation on how the internet works, and I'm wondering if there is even such a thing as a private IPV6 address. If so, what does a private IPV6 address looks like?
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What is the last usable address in an IPv6 network

IPv6 does not have broadcast, so is the last address usable? Besides it being long, is it bad practice to actually use it? For example: A:B:C:D::0/64 starts with A:B:C:D:0000:0000:0000:0000 and ends ...
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IPv6 Extension Headers and UDP/TCP/ICMPv6 Checksums

Should the checksum for IPv6 packets (UDP, TCP, ICMPv6, etc.) change if extension headers are present? For example, will a UDP packet without a Hop-By-Hop extension header have a different checksum ...
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IPv6 - link-locals mess

I am implementing IPv6 in my network and for now I have my own routable IPv6 /48 block, Cisco routers, Cisco switches, OSPF between them and several hosts. Its all working fine, but there is something ...
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Will IPv6 make private IP addresses become obsolete?

Will it still be useful to make use of private IP addresses with IPv6?
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ipv6 connectivity and ESx

what does it mean of "Verify that the network infrastructure provides IPv6 connectivity for the ESXi hosts, vCenter Server and external database if used" ? to install ipv6-only ESx environment, what ...
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If a server has both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, how does the DNS determine which to return? See the following example [closed]

These Pings were done at different times of the same day: C:\Users\LPress>ping www.ucla.edu Pinging gateway.lb.it.ucla.edu [164.67.228.152] with 32 bytes of data: C:\Users\LPress>ping www.ucla.edu ...
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IPv6 SLAAC and Static DAD

I started learning about IPv6 and I wonder what happens when you mix SLAAC and static addresses in the same /64. My current understanding is as follows: Machine A with a statically configured ...
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ipv6: I can ping only 1 interface within same network even with static route

This is how I set up a static route. R1(conf): ipv6 route 2004:DB8:2233:23::/64 2001:DB8:1122:12::2 With this, I can ping to 2004:DB8:2233:23::2 (S2/2 on R2) but not to 2004:DB8:2233:23::3 (S2/2 on ...
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Can link local addresses be used for transit networks without breaking routability?

I am asking this because my ISP uses SLAAC/DHCPv6 to assign addresses to clients. Firewalls, no matter what brand/name/type get a link local IPv6 address complete with a link local gateway AND clients ...
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How Many Extension Headers Can an IPv6 Packet Have?

How many next-header extensions can an IPv6 packet contain? I read here that it can contains: None, one, or more. which isn't very informative. Below is a reference to an IPv6 packet I'm looking ...
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DAD and link local address

I'm a new guy in IPV6, and now I encounter a question, when ipv6 policy is Auto configuration, is it necessary to DAD on Link local address? my question is, since link local address is created from ...
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How can MLDv2 work according to the RFCs 3810 and 4606?

When IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration is happening, an interface/node has to join the all-nodes multicast address and the solicited-node multicast address AFTER forming a "tentative" ...
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OPNsense and IPv6

I've got two servers hosted at online.net. They give away 1 free /48 subnet per user and configure them using DUIDs. I'm using OPNsense as an VM (in combination with Proxmox) on each server to handle ...
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Difference between :: and ::1

I am confused about following netstat output. There are two kind of local ports. The first is: [::]8100 The second is: [::1]8100 I know that [::1] is a loopback address for IPv6. My question is: ...
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When is the source address of ICMPv6 message types 133, 135 and 136 other than unspecified(::/128) or link-local(fe80::/10)?

According to rfc4861 the source address for Router Solicitation(ICMPv6 type 133), Neighbor Solicitation(ICMPv6 type 135) and Neighbor Advertisement(ICMPv6 type 136) can be an address assigned to the ...
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Why does the IPv6 header not include a checksum?

It is stated in Wikipedia that an IPv6 header does not include a checksum. What are the reasons that were behind this decision?
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PVLANs/Port isolation in IPv6 networks

We're currently using port isolation to prevent communication between computers on the same vlan and use client isolation on our guest wifi. The reason for having this enabled is to prevent unwanted ...
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Ipv6 link-local/multicast issue [duplicate]

When you ping a link-local address why is the destination (in packet tracer) to the solicited-node multicast address of the host and not the (FE80) link local address ? I understand that it needs to ...
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Is there a method to modify bits in IP packets with OpenFlow?

We've already known that ovs-ofctl provides many actions to modify packets like set_field, load, move... but I can't find a suitable action or action combination to modify a bit in the IP packet ...
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Remotely Connecting an IPv6 Computer to a IPv6 Private Web Server

I have a private web server at my office, and I want to access that server remotely at my house via IPv6. My office has both IPv4 and IPv6 enabled, but my home has only IPv6. IPv4 works, but I have ...
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Why is the source / destination address ordering in IPv4 and IPv6 headers opposite of Ethernet source and destination MAC addresses? [duplicate]

Engineers always do things for a reason. I've noticed that in Ethernet frames, the ordering is destination MAC address first, and then the source MAC address. What's the reason for reversing the ...
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Next Header field in IPv6 vs Protocol field in IPv4, any difference?

So I am new to the IPv6 concept, and I seen that the Protocol field seems to be replaced with Next Header, and I have a question. Question: Is Next Header a complete replace of Protocol, or is they ...
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Why not put unicast address in IPv6 packet containing NDP neighbor solicitation instead of solicited-node multicast address?

This is a follow-up question to Why is the NDP Neighbor Solicitation message sent to the solicited-node address?. Summary: say I would send an IPv6 packet and put the unicast address of the host I ...
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Fortigate and ipv6 routing

I have a Fortigate router and my ISP support ipv6. I'm getting a public ipv6 on the Fortigate and also on the computers on the lan (2a02:a18:9041....) I have not to much understanding of ipv6, but by ...
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Confusion about IANA “Protocol Numbers” registery

In the IANA registery for "Protocol Numbers", there listed 2 IP protocol versions: IPv4 at #4 and IPv6 at #41. Their "protocol" column says IPv[46] Encapsulation, and "reference" column points to 2 ...

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