Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the latest version of the Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet.

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ipsec.conf file with dynamic ipv6 address

I have been able to get strongswan ipsec tunnel between 2 linux machines with static ipv6 address. For example, a segment of my ipsec.conf file looks like left=2000::1 ...
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Which flags should I use for my “netstat” commands?

I would like to use two variants of the netstat command; one exclusively for IPv4 and the other exclusively for IPv6 traffic. In both cases I would only like to list the following information: ...
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Why is my DAD slow?

The last few boots of my Arch Linux, I noticed I had no network access. I'm using a netctl profile to give my adapter a static IPv4 address, which by itself works fine. So I had a look at the logs, ...
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How does s_client turn ip6-localhost into 127.0.0.1?

When I use openssl s_client and ask it to connect to ip6-localhost it actually connects to 127.0.0.1 instead of ::1. This is what I see on both Ubuntu and Debian: $ strace -e connect openssl ...
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IPv4 goes offline several times per hour on headless remote server, IPv6 unaffected

On my Ubuntu 14.04.2 server IPv4 goes offline several times per hour (one to four times I've seen, but at no particular minute per hour or so). My hoster insists that the problem is on the ...
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Permanently disable IPv6, for a given interface?

I'm looking to permanently disable IPv6 on a specific interface because it's broken and my question on Superuser to fix it is dead so how can I go about doing that? I've added ...
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FreeBSD: IPv6 in Jails (ezjail)

I'm on FreeBSD 10.1 and in the process of setting up a server. After some hassle I managed to get IPv6 running. I'm now setting up jails with ezjail and I learned how to set up a working flavor and a ...
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Not able to resolve IP address for eth1 in Vagrant VM

On runnning ifconfig command I get the following as output. I need the IP address of eth1 for running my python server port with. eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 08:00:27:CE:08:3D ...
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Ipv6 Network unreachable Debian

Been trying to configure ipv6 on my proxmox server for about an hour now and I just can't seem to get it right. /etc/network/interfaces: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto vmbr0 iface vmbr0 inet ...
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ip6tables allow IPv6 traffic from OpenVPN through my VPS

I've established a fully working IPv4 OpenVPN setup and wanted to go one step further and experiment with setting up IPv6. My VPS server does not get a native IPv6 block but does have a 6in4 tunnel ...
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Link Local IPv6 address keeps being automatically assigned

I'm looking to prevent the IPv6 link local address from being randomly assigned. I'm not looking to disable v6 but rather statically assign my own link local. I've done ifconfig vboxnet0 inet6 add ...
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How can I resolve MAC knowing ipv6 addr w/o ip command?

I installed OpenWrt on my router and I wanted to get MAC address of some machine connected to it. With ipv4 I would use arp command. But I want to resolve HW address knowing ipv6 addr. I have read ...
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How can I add an IPv6 gateway?

For example: ip -6 route show | grep ^default There is no output. So there's no default gateway for IPv6. also I see some complains from the kernel side of things: dmesg | grep IPv6 eth0: no ...
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Flow of ipv4 over ipv6 tunnel

Re-posting my question from stackoverflow I am trying to achieve flow of ipv4 packets over ipv6 tunnel between 2 machines. Initially i had the following setup Linux1 eth0 ...
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How can I have hosts register their IPv6 addresses in Windows DNS

Windows clients support registering their IPv4 and IPv6 addresses in DNS after obtaining the address from a DHCP server or via IPv6 Router Advertisements. For my CentOS 7 and Fedora 21 boxes I'd like ...
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How do I make OpenVPN split /56 IPv6 block into /64 subnets for each client?

I want OpenVPN to occupy, for example, 2001:0DB8:5912:1200::/56, assigning /64 subnets of it to clients (so they can serve as SLAAC routers if needed). What should I do? Is OpenVPN alone enough for ...
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Why does /proc/net/if_inet6 not contain all IP addresses from 'ip addr'?

Since recently, after moving from Ubuntu 10.04 to 14.04 (kernel 2.6.x to 3.13), I noticed a strange thing about IPv6 addresses. I assign several IPv6 addresses to my eth0 interface to allow the Apache ...
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IPv6 connections timeout

I'm having issues with IPv6 connections. Only with those. They timeout roughly every 10 minutes (due to address renewal i suppose). Happens with every debian based flavour of linux i tried in a year ...
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cacti snmp ipv6 snmp error

I configured cacti on centos6.4, only ipv6, when snmpwalk command to check a client, the output is normal, but add monitoring host (ipv6) on cacti, appear "snmp error" error, how can I do? Here is the ...
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IPv6 Zone ID in /etc/hosts

I'd like to setup a static hostname for an IPv6 address on local network. It seems, however, that /etc/hosts won't accept a zone ID - when I append a zone ID to an IPv6 address, it acts as if the host ...
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Get static ipv6 ip

I'm trying to get an IPv6 IP for my wireless interface. When getting an IPv4 I see this: wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:15:00:bf:29:b2 inet addr:192.168.1.128 ...
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OpenVPN using IPv6 on VPS

I'm trying to create an IPv6 tunnel using OpenVPN on Debian Sid. IPv4 is working fine, but I can't get IPv6 to work. I can ping the server and other clients using IPv6, but I can't reach the internet ...
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How to add ipv6 default route

I have the following setup Linux 1 Linux 0 eth1 eth0-------------------eth0 14.14.14.80 19.19.19.20 19.19.19.10 2005::5/64 ...
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Why is ping6 using IPv4 socket?

I enabled IPv6 in a CentOS 7 server and everything is working as expected, except for ping6: it is showing 3-5 delays between requests (but the RTT is fine): $ ping6 www.google.com <...5 ...
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Reverse DNS with BIND and IPv6

So I'm trying to set up reverse DNS for an IPv6 address using BIND9, and I'm having a little trouble getting it to work. Assume I have 2001:41D0:2:D447::/64 assigned to my server and I want ...
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Manually configure ipv6 address in 2 different subnets

I have a following setup Linux1---------------Linux2------------------Linux3 (eth0) (eth1) (eth0) (eth0) I have this in a local network i.e the Ethernet cables are ...
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TCPDump To Capture A Tracepath6 Datagram

I'm trying to use TCPDump to capture an IPv6 datagram using: tcpdump -c 1 -i eth1 -vvvs0 ip6 and dst host H2.net2 & tracepath6 H2.net2 I'm running this script on H1.net1; R12.net1 is the ...
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Why does my tunneled IPv6 connectivity drop after a short period of time?

I correctly setup a Hurricane Electric tunnel on a CentOS 6.5 VPS server (KVM). I use CSF (ConfigServer Security & Firewall) which acts as a wrapper for iptables and ip6tables, the default ...
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What is the purpose of avahi on a RHEL 7 server?

Running a server machine with CentOS 7, I've noticed that the avahi service is running by default. I am kind of wondering what the purpose of it is. One thing it seems to do (in my environment) is ...
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Howto Configure IPv6 on a Debian based system?

I realize this is probably a pretty basic question, but I can't seem to find an answer that makes sense to me. I have experience configuring networks for IPv4, but IPv6 is a whole other beast. I'm ...
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Static IPv4 & IPv6 configuration on openwrt linux

The /etc/config/network file has the ipv6 and ipv4 entry for an eth0 interface. Executing ifconfig eth0 shows both ipv4 and ipv6 address of that interface as per configuration. Performing ifconfig ...
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Arch Linux sudden wifi disconnects and unable to reconnect

I have a problem with my wifi internet connection that is secured by WPA. I have moved to a new location. I had set up a working internect connection but lost the connection after about an hour and ...
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How to set static IPv6 IP address to embedded Linux board using ifconfig (busybox)?

We want to set static IPv6 IP to custom embedded Linux board. So far we could enable IPv6 in Linux kernel and Busybox. We could test that kernel is IPv6 ready. We tried to configure a static IP using ...
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Iptables and Ip6tables redirect traffic

I want to deny all the network traffic and just allow a few ports and redirect them through tor or the socket I have set in /etc/tor/torrc, where tor binds to. And I am currently setting up these ...
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Debian, Dibbler, IPv6 and Bridging Woes

I'm currently trying to setup my Dedibox LT as a virtualisation (KVM) server. I've elected to use Debian instead of Proxmox or ESXi for various reasons. Currently I'm having problems with getting ...
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nmap ipv6 os scan fails

When scanning a ubuntu machine with nmap using ipv6 address, nmap cannot determine the os type and only print the os fingerprint. Although when scanning the same host with ipv4 address it correctly ...
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Correct format to specify the ipv6 address in '/etc/hosts' file [duplicate]

I have configured a server with Gentoo 64 bits that it has IPv4 and IPv6 and they are working well. But I don't know how specify the IPv6 of the server in /etc/hosts file. With or without "/64" ...
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netstat — why are IPv4 daemons listening to ports listed only in -A inet6?

I have a computer with: Linux superhost 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.60-1+deb7u3 x86_64 GNU/Linux It runs Apache on port 80 on all interfaces, and it does not show up in netstat -planA inet, ...
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iproute command: ip -6 rule show nothing even with kernel option IPV6_MULTIPLE_TABLES=y

I want to enable my linux 3.2.4 to have ipv6 multi-routing table functionality. I enable IPV6_MULTIPLE_TABLES when make menuconfig and rebuild kernel.(Also with ip advanced routing and ip multi table) ...
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How to use shell to derive an IPv6 address from a MAC address?

We know that we can use the MAC address to create an interface identifier, e.g. for a link-local IPv6 address which should be unique in the Network. The image shows the way to do this: My ...
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Netcat (nc6) - Minimal IPv6 only TCP Server and Client

Im am trying to set up a basic IPv6 only echo-server using netcat (or rather nc6). Client and server are both in the same local network. However, the client quits immediately: IPv6-Server: $ nc6 ...
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IPv6 - how to force traffic destinated for same system but another interface to pass through the wireless network?

I want to perform some IPv6 stress testing (file transfer, flooding, Neighbor Discovery, etc) on wireless routers using a system which has two network interface cards. However, all traffic goes ...
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Routing public ipv6 traffic through openvpn tunnel

What I'm trying to do is to route IPv6 traffic through a vpn tunnel. That way, I should be able to use IPv6 in a network that doesn't support IPv6. I have a VPS which has an IPv6 block assigned. Part ...
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IPv6 firewall rules seem to impede all connections

After deciding that my small server needed a firewall, I used ferm to configure iptables and ip6tables for me (this question should be tagged ferm, but I cannot create the tag). I am using the same ...
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How to log incoming icmp traffic?

I am watching my ip6table and observing an icmp packet arriving and getting dropped at the rate of 1 per second. I am trying to find out what that message is about. I tried using tcpdump (it is ...
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How can I allow applications to bind to any address in a subnet assigned to an interface?

I recently got a static IPv6 /56 prefix of my own from Freenet6, and am trying to allow applications to bind arbitrary addresses in the prefix. I modified the tunnel creation script that gogoc uses in ...
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How can I make sure that eth1 get its fe80 IPv6 address immediately on startup, even if it's not physically connected?

I'm working on an embedded-x86 Linux device that runs Debian (Linux 3.8.13). This device has two Ethernet ports, eth0 and eth1. If I boot up this device with only eth0 connected to a switch, and ssh ...
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DD-WRT: dhcp6c not fetching new address for ppp0

I'm currently trying to configure my DD-WRT-based router to do IPv6. Now I'm at a point where it works fine - until the line is disconnected and reconnects (which happens at least every 24h... for a ...
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Why does SSH show protocol as tcp6 *and* tcp in netstat?

$ netstat -nat Active Internet connections (servers and established) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:80 ...
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How do I create an IPv6 overlay network?

I would like to create host-only IPv6 networks on two hosts and then route between them. On each host, there will be a dummy interface, at ipv6_prefix::9. I would like to be able to ping that ...