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Why does having an iPv6-only contract with my ISP could affect online gaming?

What is the reason some Online Games nay not work properly when one's ISP provide IPv6 only? Some ISPs offer IPv4 at an extra cost. Are there alternatives to this to solve the gaming related problems,...
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Is it possible? Probing IPv4 IP with IPv6 [closed]

I recently came across with a strange finding, while I was doing a nmap scan on one of a IPv4 IP destination. Please see below are the cases I came across: 1. ISP-1: with only IPv4 IP as source. I ...
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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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Does network layer provide connection oriented service

I know that in TCP/IP model the data link layer provides connection less service. While reading IPv6 Header. 'The flow label is used for connection oriented servie'. How does TCP/IP model provide ...
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Function of the P-bit flag in an IPv6 multicast

Currently I'm trying to learn (common) things about IPv6 and started with the address format and the address scopes. Finally I reached the multicast part where my problem with the definiton of the ...
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Is the first address in an IPv6 subnet assignable?

I am working in a lab and have configured a series of /125 subnets between routers. Lets ignore the best practice for this discussion of using /64 for everything. When I assign fd00:f9a8:ffff::257 to ...
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Understanding EUI-64

I was reading Forouzan's book. It says following: In IPv4 addressing, there is not a specific relation between the hostid (at the IP level) and link-layer address (at the data-link layer) because ...
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Why the first octet of a MAC address always end with a binary 0?

I stumbled upon a piece of code on GitHub: https://github.com/adeverteuil/bash-ula-generator/blob/master/gen-ula.sh # Generate an EUI64 from the MAC address # as described in RFC 3513 # https://tools....
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Why is the IPv6 link-local address not /9?

According to this answer, it's because computers read addresses in binary. Fine. That explains why the fe80 address does not need to be /12 or /16--it's because everything after the 10th bit is a ...
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configure IPv6 ACL on interface WS-C3750X-48

I am using  WS-C3750X-48 model switch. license is lanbase. I have activated cmd on my switch: sdm prefer dual-ipv4-and-ipv6 routing. Then i did reload. After that, i will able to config IPv6 on ...
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How to route dynamic PPPoE prefix delegated IPv6 prefixes to a layer 3 switch on IOS XE

Network setup: IOS XE 16.x --> Cisco 3560G layer 3 switch --> clients The IOS XE device does PPPoE dialing to our ISP and runs some VPNs to other sites. The 3560G does inter-VLAN routing and ...
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What does NAT64 do which can't be done by deploying IPv6 + NAT444?

Why was NAT64 developed? What does it do that can't be done by deploying IPv6 + NAT444, and allocating your customers a (public) IPv6 and a (private) IPv4 address (behind a shared public IPv4 address)?...
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How to assign an ipv6 address to router 2900 gigabitethernet 0/0/0 - 0/0/3 interfaces?

I am working with a cisco router model 2900 which has four gigabitethernet 0/0/0 - 0/0/3. They do accept ipv4 addresses, however they will not accept ipv6 address. I have tried to use svi (assigning ...
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Can u explain this representation of the IPv6 address 1001::1 64?

::1 is for loopback address. An IPv6 address contains 8 16-bit pieces. What do this representation 1001::1 64 mean (what is the full address with all 8 16-bit pieces)?
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Packet Tracer 7.2.1 does not support eigrp for ipv6

I'm trying to enable eigrp for ipv6 in packet tracer but is seems to only have ospf and rip for ipv6. Is this a recent limitation?
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Can a Neighbor Advertisement response packet trigger the transition from STALE to DELAY?

I think the title is pretty descriptive. I cannot seem to find anything in the standard about what kind of packets could trigger the transition from the state STALE to the state DELAY, in the ...
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How to do subnetting on IPV6 for non nibble boundaries?

As I was reading this article on How to: calculating IPv6 subnets outside the nibble boundary https://blog.apnic.net/2018/08/10/how-to-calculating-ipv6-subnets-outside-the-nibble-boundary/ The author ...
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Ping error ipv6

I am able to ping a PC1 to R1, Pc2 to r2 and PC3 to R3. All routers can ping each other. PC's can also ping themselves but I can't ping different PC's, I also cannot ping a PC to their own Gateway. ...
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Remote Host Neighbor Cache Entry State after Neighbor Solicitation request

When a Host A sends for the first time a NS request to another Host B, host B answers with a NA. In Host A Neighbor Cache, the state Entry for host B gets from INCOMPLETE to REACHABLE, when NA comes ...
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Assign a new public and static IP to a router behind my main router [closed]

What can you suggest to bring a second public and static IPv4 so I can configure my WAN-A interfase with my primary and an additional secondary IP settings so I can route all the traffic from the ...
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RDP on IPV6 using DS-Lite-Tunnel [closed]

I am trying to access one of my PCs from and external network using RDP on port 3389. After realizing my ISP uses DS-Lite-Tunnel I gave up ipv4 and focusing on ipv6. So far the only way I managed ...
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How to group 3 hosts in ACE Ipv6 statement

I know for ipv6 ACE there is no wildcard mask, so if I want to add three hosts in one statement, for example, which prefix should I use for that network? (network 2001:db8:cafe:1/64, ::1 reserved as ...
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Could IPv6 make NAT / port numbers redundant?

From what I can tell, each process could get its own IP address, with loads of IP's to spare. What would the drawbacks be? Essentially, your host would become a router and each process is a host (in ...
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Setting Destination MAC address for RTP/UDP packets

I have a requirement where I have to send the UDP packet to a destination multicast IPv6 address. In addition to that the packets must also have corresponding destination multicast MAC address set. I ...
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Does CSR1000v on AWS support IPv6?

I'm trying to implement Segment Routing IPv6 (SRv6) in Cisco CSR1000v on AWS. I'm having issues with IPv6 which gave the impression that IPv6 data plane does not work. Similarly, I configured a ...
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How to handle IPv6 Extension Header Options with action = 01

RFC 8200 section 4.2 states that if a node does not recognize an option type, that node must do some action depending on the 2 higher order bits of the option type. When the higher order bits are 01, ...
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Do extension headers in IPv6 increase the header length

I was reading about IPv6. It says the header is of a fixed size i.e. 40 bytes, then how come is it able to accommodate extension headers. Doesn't this alter the size of headers. Please help, cant ...
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How to handle ICMP-in-IPv6 or ICMPv6-in-IPv4?

Since ICMP and ICMPv6 have different IP protocol numbers, it's technically possible for an IPv4 host to receive an ICMPv6 packet or for an IPv6 host to receive an ICMP packet. Is the host's behavior ...
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ipv6 dhcp pool option link-address

I'm learning to set up an ipv6 dhcp pool in Packet Tracer. And I'm stomped on what a link-address is as an option in a dhcp server ipv6. I've read this https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/ios-xml/...
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How to architect a globally distributed website, from an IP address perspective

I would like to have a website that is loaded fast from any point in the world. From my understanding, you need to take advantage of the data center "regions" at places like Google Cloud or AWS. That'...
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RPL: questions on routing mechanism

I'm studying RPL and two questions came to my mind: 1: Both in storing and non-storing modes, if a node wants to send a packet to another node via P2P communication paradigm, then how does the ...
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Why do IPv6 unique local addresses have to have a /48 prefix?

According to RFC 4193, unique local addresses will always have a prefix of FD00::/8.. but according to Wikipedia: The block fd00::/8 is defined for /48 prefixes, formed by setting the forty least-...
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What can an IP address be assigned to?

What can an IP address be assigned to? A network interface, which is what I thought originally. (I seem to hear a network interface can have multiple IP addresses assigned to it, and if it is true, ...
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Are the IPv6 address space and IPv4 address space completely disjoint?

Tanenbaum's Computer Networks says Finally, IPv4 addresses can be written as a pair of colons and an old dotted decimal number, for example: ::192.31.20.46 Does it mean the IPv4 address space ...
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Does IPv6 have similar concept of network mask?

Does IPv6 have similar concept of network mask? How does it represent a network? In the output of ifconfig, does prefixlen 128 represent a network mask? lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING> mtu ...
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IPv6 default route not being installed from RA

Platform: Juniper SRX300 Version: JUNOS 15.1X49-D160.2 ISP: Midco I currently have an issue where the IPv6 default route is not being installed from the CMTS RA. Try as I might, I cannot get ...
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IPv6 Wireshark filter for partial IP address

I would like to create a display filter with the last 4 octets of an IPv6 address. Basically, I have the mac address with me and I want to filter for the IP address xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:113:5005:80:...
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IPv4 only host on a dual stack environment

I am looking into migrating to IPv6 at my company. Our plan is to dual-stack everything for now, however, we have a couple of local servers that are IPv4 capable only. The rest of our network will be ...
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How to convert size represented in one prefix length to another?

Example, let's say if someone says, I have allocated one /64 address. How can I convert that to a size in /30? How many /30 equals to one /64?
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How are IPv6 addresses grouped? [closed]

I apologise off the bat if this question is too basic to belong in this group. Perhaps it can be moved elsewhere if that's the case, or I can be directed to another SE site. With IPv4 I have long ...
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Security implications of IPv6 tunneling over IPv4

I've read that IPv6 over IPv4 tunnels are a security risk because IPv6 traffic cannot be intercepted by Intrusion Detection Systems and Firewalls. This apparently deterred some networks to deploy IPv6....
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Where is the block which caused IPV4 client can not access IPV6 Server

I read many documents which are saying if you are in IPV4 network then you can not access IPV6 network, for example when I was at home I can not access some IPV6 website, such as:ipv6test.google.com. ...
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Mininet - Configure an IPv6 Router [closed]

There are a handful of examples for adding an IPv4 Router in a mininet topology. What there are almost no examples of, is how to add an IPv6 Router in a topology. I have read a few posts on the ...
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Will the packet be dropped when the number of hops equals to default TTL?

From my understanding, the default TTL represents the maximum number of hops allowed such that the packet may reach the host. NTP Documentation Archive: ttl - This option is used only with ...
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Can mobile devices take a global IPv6 address by means of only routing?

I'm probably asking this the wrong way, but here it is; I have a /48 block with static addresses for every device on the network. Everything is routed, no NAT, no tricks. My question is: on a mobile ...
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Why aren't we encrypting data on Network level instead of transport level when using e.g. HTTP [closed]

Why we are bothering to encrypt our data on a transport level, instead of just doing that on a network level with e.g. IPSec and get rid of the need to to that in upper layers. For example instead of ...
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IPv6 variables or other methods of shortening

From the dawn of when I heard about IPv6 many years ago, to my continued hesitance to make good use of it in today's world where it's eventually going to become necessary... my biggest issue I think ...