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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
$ ping6 IPv6-address
$ ping6 2001:db8::1428:57ab

Read ping6 man page for more information:
$ man ping6


Anonymous said...

Also, remember, an IPv6 address can only have 1 set of double colons.

Anonymous said...

I had a problem when doing the ping6:
connect: Invalid argument

Then I used "ping6 -I eth0 xxx:xx::xxx" and now it works! :-)

/Curro B.

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