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Questions tagged [ipv6]

For questions about Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6); as specified in RFC2460.

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Is the first address of the subnet a valid configurable address in case of IPv4 and IPv6 point to point networks?

Am I correct, that first address of the subnet is a valid addresses to configure in hosts/routers in case of IPv4 and IPv6 point to point networks? For example, in case of 192.0.2.0/31 one of the ...
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Why do I have to add network card name in ipv6 link host address on linux when using php file_get_contents()? [on hold]

I have a question when I try to request an ipv6 link host address on Centos7. Here is my code. var_dump(json_decode(@file_get_contents('http://[fe80::852f:f5c7:15f1:d726]:8080/api/init/info', 0, $...
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Easy way to summarize ipv4 and ipv6 addresses [on hold]

I'm studying dynamic protocols for routers (have seen EIGRP and OSPF only). One of the main issues I face is when doing a summary ip address to advertise, particularly in ipv6, does anyone knows a ...
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IPv6 can't ping host when static route configured with exit interface

I have the following topology (using IPv6) interfaces: I have the following static routes configured on it: R1#sh ipv6 route static IPv6 Routing Table - default - 9 entries Codes: C - Connected, L -...
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Native IPv6 load balancing

We have two software gateways (on Linux) for IPv6 that take fullviews from ISPs and announce our AS. And several nodes connected to Internet via the gateways. Something like at picture: And we ...
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Quagga router advertisement messages are wrong after an address change

I have a problem with Quagga OSPFv3 implementation. I have a Mininet topology with a host connected to a router. I assigned an IPv6 address to the router interface. And I enabled IPv6 ...
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HSRP IPv6 configuration

Looking at the Cisco documentation for HSRP IPv6 configuration I noticed the use of 'standby 1 ipv6 autoconfig'. interface FastEthernet0/0 no ip address duplex auto speed auto ipv6 address 2020:...
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Disadvantages or risks of leaving the the family inet6 configuration under interface configuration in Junos applied

I have a corner-case where I need to leave the family inet6 configuration under IFL present while hosts in that network should not use IPv6. This means, that the logical interface of a router will ...
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How to set IPv6 RA values for RDNSS and DNSSL on HPE/Aruba 5400R

I am detail-planning the roll out of IPv6 in our company. Right now I am stuck with IPv6 RA on our HPE/Aruba Access Switches. I cannot find any documentation how to set the Recursive DNS Server (RDNSS)...
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IPv6 source address selection: can the source address have a smaller scope than the destination address?

In RFC 6724 section 5 on "Source Address Selection" rule 2 says to "Prefer appropriate scope": If Scope(SA) < Scope(SB): If Scope(SA) < Scope(D), then prefer SB and otherwise prefer SA. ...
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Why are there IP collisions in my network? [closed]

So I have a switch connected to ethernet cable which has a static IP address configured on it for IPv4 / v6. there are 3 IPv4 static addresses on its subnet. I have 2 Anritsu callboxes connected to ...
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Does IPv6 Prefix Delegation work with SLAAC, without the need of a DHCPv6 server/client?

All the (cisco) documentation I found about this topic always uses a DHCPv6 server or client to configure Prefix Delegation. But I never read that this is a requirement. Can Prefix Delegation be ...
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Using IPv6 6in4 tunnel with multiple VLANs, or LAN Interfaces?

I have a pfSense router, and I've setup a Hurricane 6in4 IPv6 tunnel by following this guide: http://thirdinternet.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Configure-6in4-Tunnel-in-pfSense.pdf It all seems to ...
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What is the use-case of including the IPv4 address in IPv6 address?

It is possible to include the IPv4 address into IPv6 address. For example, 2001:db8::c0a8:6301 where last 32 bits are IPv4 address 192.168.99.1. There is even a special notation of IPv6 address where ...
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How can know the subnet mask in IPv6 network?

How the host can know the subnet mask in the IPv6 network, in case the network does not use the default subnet mask which is /64. for example the subnet mask of the network is /88, How can the IPv6 ...
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How does router advertisement in IPv6 avoid IP conflict?

If a router advertisement sends the range of subnet, and the client can choose an IP from it, how is there no conflict with another client that has chosen the same address?
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Can't connect between an IPV6 network and an added IPV4 router

I have a very simple topology, where 4 routers use IPV6 and RIP, there aren't problems and all devices have connectivity. The issue is if I add another router this time using IPV4 for clients. I ...
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Is it possible to see a Teredo IPv6 address in IPv6 neighbor cache?

Is it possible to see a Teredo address (from 2001::/32 block) in an IPv6 neighbor cache? For example, in the case of Junos, in the output of show ipv6 neighbors. As much as I tested, this is not ...
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Is it possible that IPv6 multicast address is shown in the “IPv6 Address” column of the “show ipv6 neighbors” command in Junos?

Is it possible that IPv6 multicast address(i.e address from ff00::/8 address block) is shown in the "IPv6 Address" column of the "show ipv6 neighbors" command in Junos?
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Why are IPv4 addresses running out?

I understand that we are running out (or ran out already?) of IPv4 addresses, but I don't really understand why that is. Right now, every home has its own IPv4 address (dynamically assigned, but still,...
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IPv6 firewall configuration

Hello denizens of Network Engineering, for the life of me I can't figure out how to configure a firewall to correctly use IPv6. First, let me explain my setup. I have created a small test ...
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How to check if switch is ipv6 fully compatible

We will move to IPv6 in the next months and I have a lot of switches and routers and I want to discard IPv6 non-compatible or not fully compatible devices. What kind of standar I will need to check ...
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Trade Floor Network Design Feedback [closed]

I have an assignment that I am working on. Now I admit, I am far from knowledgeable and I have nowhere to turn to for help at the moment. I am not asking for someone to complete the assignment for me, ...
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IPv6 router advertisement message containing only the source link layer address

According to rfc4861, the destination address of a RA message is either the all-nodes multicast address or source address of the received RS message. I captured one ICMPv6 message sent by my ISP, ...
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How is the source link-layer address in IPv6 router solicitation(RS) messages used?

When I analyze the router solicitation(RS) messages, then they contain the MAC address of the sending host. How does the router use this MAC address seen in ICMPv6 message? Does it simply use it as a ...
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How does WAN work?

I understand the basics. WAN is a network that connects multiple LANs together. Usually the router is the connection between the LAN and WAN. But I have some questions books and the internet could not ...
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If the IPv6 address will be strictly based on EUI-64 logic then is there any real need of Neighbour Discovery Protocol?

I am building my fundamentals on IPv6 and have realised the multicast group is nothing but FF02::1:FFXX:XXXX. Here xxx is nothing but 24-bits of Mac-address (48 bits) with simple 7th bit magic. ...
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What are the key advantages and disadvantages of NDP compared to ARP?

So why they didn't use ARP in IPv6? is there any real benefit of doing this? what are the key advantages and disadvantages of using NDP instead of ARP? (In overall network performance, Security and ...
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Implications of ipv6 on LAN security [duplicate]

I'm not sure whether this is really the correct place to post this question, because it's not really about a "professional" setting. However, I have the standard setup with computers behind a netgear ...
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IPv6 - ULAs - Am I understanding use correctly?

Tinkering more with IPv6 and trying to unlearn the IPv4 stuff. Assume my router is correctly respecting the reserved addresses. LLIPs aren't going to pass through to the router's outside interface ...
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Is NATing possible in case of IPV6 addressing mode anyway?

Setup: A(2001::1:123) <------> B(2001::1:124) <------> C(2001::1:125) where A,B and C are the systems.And apply rule of NAT(SNAT/DNAT) on system B for forwarding a packets from C to B,B to C,A ...
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How does/did an ISP serve so many people over IPv4

Whilst reading Tanenbaum - Computer Networks they talk about IP scarcity at the level of ISPs: IP addresses are scarce. An ISP might have a /16 address, giving it 65,534 usable host numbers. If it ...
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Why is an IPv6 Link-Local Address a /10?

I'm currently studying for my CompTIA Network+ Exam and am a bit confused as to why the IPv6 link-local address is a /10 and not a /12 or /16. Since each character in an IPv6 address is 4-bits and ...
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ISATAP configuration not working when adding hosts

I am trying to make an ISATAP configuration where two ipv6 hosts connected to dual stacked routers can communicate to each other. I have the following configuration: I have configured RIP across ...
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How to break apart an IPv6 /56 6rd delegated prefix from ISP into multiple /64 VLANs for use with SLAAC EUI-64? [Cisco]

I have CenturyLink Internet service, and they have a 6RD IPv6 deployment where they hand out an IPv6 delegated prefix /56 block to me and allow me to use it as I wish. My Cisco ISR router receives the ...
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When neigbour solicitation and router solicitation are used to get the IPv6 address, then what is the role of 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0/128?

I am learning computer networks, but getting confused each time I proceed my analysis. Kindly help. Thanks in advance!
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Sending image files using GNS3

I had built a network using GNS3, this network contains a lot of routers, the problem is: I want to send an image file between these routers using GNS3 is there any way to do that?
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Network flooded with ICMPv6 Multicast Listener Report Packets

I recently noticed that 3 out of 4 Unifi APs kept reaching 100% CPU usage. When I jumped onto the networks and took a Wireshark capture I noticed 1000s of these packets being sent in just a matter of ...
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Is Path MTU Discovery(PMTUD) really efficient?

As i know, PMTUD uses ICMPv6 to find minimum MTU value in the network path. I understood why IPv6 doesn't allow fragmentation (by reading this article), but PMTUD doesn't look like good manner. here ...
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Is it true that the fd00::/8 address range (ULA) in ipv6 is for machines that you NEVER want to speak with anything on the Internet?

Is it true that the fd00::/8 address space (User Local Addresses) in ipv6 is for machines that you NEVER want to speak with anything on the Internet? I was just reading that here and rather surprised ...
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no default-router option in dhcpv6?

I'm learning how to program a Cisco router with dhcpv6 and i saw that they never configure the default gateway address in the dhcpv6 configuration . Then how can the pc know what it's gateway address ...
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IPv6 VPNs source address selection

Say I have the following IPv6 prefix assigned to me by my ISP : 2a01:1000:1000::/48 with 2a01:1000:1000::1/48 assigned to my VPN server. I set up a VPN with a /64 from that block to assign to my ...
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Internet Protocol versioning - IPv4 and IPv6 [duplicate]

I know that IPv6 is the successor of IPv4. But I don't understand versioning policy. Why not IPv5? Did IPv1, IPv2, and IPv3 exist?
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What is the purpose of “Process name” in RIP for IPv6 on Cisco Routers

I was going through Cisco documentation to configure RIP for IPv6. One of the steps says Enables the specified IPv6 RIP routing process on an interface. But they do not go into detail about this ...
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What provision does DS-Lite, as used by ISPs, have to provide IPv4 blocks to CPE?

I run a small ISP for a rural community in England. There are around 350 residential properties and 15 small businesses. Three of these businesses run systems that require two consecutive IPv4 ...
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ipv6 number of Host Address

I'm trying to find the number of host addresses of IPv6, I know the correct answer is 18.4 × 1018 I cannot seem to correctly calculate the formula to reach the correct answer, please help me. IPv6 = ...
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Configure Juniper Router Advertisements

I am currently setting up IPv6 on my network ran by a SRX-240H2 as router. Besides others the router as an internal interface configured as follows: [edit interfaces ge-0/0/4 unit 802] clb@srx01-av# ...
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Translation from unique local to global unicast address

is there NAT in IPv6 for private-to-public translation like in IPv4. I know that there is a protocol translation between v4 and v6 but did not find anything about same protocol translation . Thank ...
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IPv6 in PPP - should be an Interface Identifier negotiated FOR both ends of a link? Clarification of RFC 5072 needed

I am trying to implement IPv6 in an existing VPN PPP software, but having hard time of understanding some of the RFC 5072 sections meaning. Namely, section 4.1. Assumption 1: PPP interfaces do not ...
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What MAC address do I use to generate a IPv6 Pseudo-Random Global ID

I am setting up a virtual lab environment in the cloud to experiment with IPv6 networks. Bear with me please, I'm new to networking and my grasp of the whole IPv6 subject is quite shaky. Please ...