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How-To ping IPV6 ip address

Regular ping command only works with IPv4 address. Use ping6 command to send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network hosts from a host or gateway.

Type the command as follows:
$ ping6 localhost
$ ping6 host.domain.com
$ ping6 IPv6-address
$ ping6 2001:db8::1428:57ab

Read ping6 man page for more information:
$ man ping6


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