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address-family ipv6 on Cisco 3560G

Is anyone aware of an IOS version for the C3560G that supports configuring a neighbor to exchange IPv6 routes? Apparently 12.2(37)SE Advanced IP Services can't do it - as soon as you try to activate ...
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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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Mininet - Configure an IPv6 Router

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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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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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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IPv4 & IPv6 IPSec differences

I am an undergraduate student where I decided to develop a firmware that would eliminate the security vulnerabilities that exist within the current technologies used. such as tunneling, translation ...
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Dual Stack Network Configuration

I am trying to implement Dual Stack configuration of a network in Packet Tracer. I have two routers connected to each other both of these routers have one IPv4 client and one IPv6 client. The routers ...
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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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DHCP ivp6 vs DHCP ipv4 router config (cisco)

When setting up a router as dchp server in ipv4, we specify a pool under which we give the network and the default-gateway and that's it: However in ipv6 stateless dhcp , we create the pool then ...
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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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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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Mitigating a IPv6 malformed packet multicast flood

So we just had our first IPv6 multicast flood in the network this morning. We managed to stop the offending computer by blocking the mac address with: mac-address-table static x.x.x vlan x drop ...
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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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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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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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My first IPv6 ping fails

I have some dual stack websites. When I open my websites they connect using IPv4 the first time, and then IPv6. If I ping the IP address directly, the first ping fails for IPv6 and then works fine. ...
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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 ...
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Which part of an IPv6 address is assigned by the RIR?

Given my PC or any other, which part of the IPv6 address is allocated by the RIR and which part is allocated by the ISP? I know a prefix of /64 is commonly used, does that mean the bits before the /...
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Broadcasts in IPv6

I'm aware of the fact that broadcast has been removed from IPv6 and just has multicast instead. However, recently I read "This process (ARP) is now achieved via a multicast address called the ...
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IPv6 - RA prefixes and flags

I'm trying to understand how SLAAC works, but having troubles understanding how the information inside the Router Advertisement is used by a client. Let's say neither the Manager nor the Other ...
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What happens when a subnet reaches capacity?

Other than not being able to claim any more IP addresses in a subnet, what other bad things happen when a subnet reaches 100% utilization, if anything?
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What does a switch do when the destination MAC address is unknown?

Say I just connected my computer to the internet through a home/office LAN network. I then proceed to ping google.com. Of course, the DNS converts google.com to the destination IP address, but how is ...
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Smallest IPv6 block advertised?

We've received a /48 allocation from ARIN, and want to advertise smaller blocks from different sites in our organization. I tried advertising a /56 from each site, but ISP is telling me they won't ...
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Are there limits to the number of global IPv6 multicast addresses in use at a time?

The address space for IPv6 multicast addresses is very large (something like 2^112) and so I'm imagining it might not be so hard to get my hands on a million or so of them at some point, and try using ...
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Using IPv6 for multihome ISP eBGP peering due to IPv4 public /24s no longer available

Problem: I have two routers, and two separate ISPs (two different public ASNs). I wish to accept full BGP routes in order for us to properly set up true reliable ISP failover in a way that allows ...
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Which fields in the IPv6 header are checked during an IP lookup?

I'll consider IPv6 headers for this question. I assume that the simplest IP lookup scheme implementation would just look at the 'Destination Address' field in the IP header of an incoming IP packet. ...
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Does IPv6 remove the need for a VPN?

I know that a VPN may be used in lots of different ways for lots of different things, so I'm not suggesting that IPv6 removes the need for a VPN completely. I'm interested in one particular use-case: ...
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What is the proper name for hexadecimal like standard notation of an IPv6 address?

RFCs such as 5952 - "A Recommendation for IPv6 Address Text Representation" and 2373 - "IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture" each outline the commonly used hexadecimal and colon based notation that ...
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MLD messages during IPv6 duplicate address detection

I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on when Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) messages ought to be send during IPv6 Duplicate Address Detection. RFC4862 section 5.4.2 gives a detailed ...
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May every IPv6 address be written as an IPv4-mapped IPv6-address?

In RFC 5952 - section 5 it is stated that for some IPv6 addresses it is recommended to give the mixed notation, if it has a certain prefix. However, it is unclear which prefixes are used for this, ...
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OSI layer of Neighbor Discovery Protocol

NDP operates using ICMPv6 and, even though ICMPv6 messages are encapsulated in payload field of IPv6 datagram, ICMPv6 and ICMP are usually considered as network layer protocols. At least, on Wikipedia ...
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ipv6 Aggregatable global unicast addresses

Studying IPv6 addressing I haven't understood IPv6 aggregable global unicast addresses, I mean on RFC 4291 there is a generic scheme: | n bits | m bits | 128-n-m bits ...
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Two IPv6 global unicast addresses on the same interface (stateless and stateful)

Can I assign two global unicast address to the same interface, one obtained via stateful addressing (DHCPv6) and the other one via SLAAC (eui-64)? According to the RFC-4862: Both stateless address ...
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Why does Neighbor Discovery Protocol have to monitor upper-layer protocols?

While reading the RFC of NDP I wondered, why it is necessary to monitor upper layer traffic in order to know if a neighbor is reachable, e.g. a TCP ACK. I do get the IPv6 packet anyway, so I know it'...
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How does the TCP/IP stack handle UDP checksum errors?

RFC 2460, Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification, Section 8.1 Upper-Layer Checksums, states the UDP checksum is mandatory and any IPv6 receivers must discard UDP packets containing a zero ...
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DHCPv6 - When is the Status Code Option added to the options field of an IA Address Option?

I was wondering if someone would be able to tell me when is the status code option (OPTION_STATUS_CODE) added to the options field of a OPTION_IAADDR or OPTION_IAPREFIX (RFC3633). The RFC seems to ...
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Is there an renew after the lease-time or after the half of the lease-time in DHCPv6?

Is there an address renew after the lease-time or after the half of the lease-time in DHCPv6 ? I´m not sure about, and I didn´t find that answer inside the RFC of DHCPv6.
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Why is the NDP Neighbor Solicitation message sent to the solicited-node address?

As I understand it, when Host Alice knows Host Bob's IPv6 address but not its MAC, Alice sends an NDP Neighbor Solicitation (NS) message to the solicited-node multicast address for Bob. Alice knows ...
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Is there any way to check if an IP address is a real IP address or private IP address?

Is there any way to check if an IP address is a real IP address or private IP address?
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Understanding the difference between EUI-64 and IPv6

I understand that Extended Unique Identifier (EUI-64) allows a host to automatically assign itself a 64-bit interface identifier IID for an IPv6 address. My question is: What is the purpose of using ...
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Do different nodes on a LAN share a public IPv6 address?

I looked up the public IPv6 addresses on google for two devices on my LAN, and the addresses are unique (only the first 64 bits match). I thought that the router connected to the internet has a ...
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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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Unsecured devices and IPv6

I'm currently starting to read up on IPv6, and as soon as I heared that every device can/will have a public accessible adreess i got a little freaked out. There are a lot of horror stories about ...
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Network Diagram for IPv6 LAN

From what I understand about IPv6 networks, since NAT was a hack to deal with a lack of IP addresses in IPv4, NAT is a possibility, but not a requirement in an IPv6 LAN. So taking this into account,...
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IPV6 ping, the pinged address is different from the once caught by wireshark

I'm trying to ping an ECU, both PC and ECU have static IPV6 address the problem is that the target address (ECU) pinged is different from the one caught by Wireshark subnet : 64 ping command $ ...
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IPv6 address assigned to vlan interface of 3750 switch changes

When setting up my 3750 stacks, I enable IPv6 on the Vlan1 interface so that I can manage the stack over IPv6. The stacks are not doing any layer 3 routing. However, it seems that the IPv6 address ...
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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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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 -...