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Fri, 31 Dec 2004 11:16 AM

IPv6 connectivity

Michael Dale

When I installed FreeBSD onto my server it setup an IPv6 address, funky I thought although I'm never going to use it. Anyway my Mac is also built on BSD and it too has an IPv6 address. So I tried a normal ping but it only supports IPv4 so I tried typing ping6 and it worked! Cool!

So anyway I now have two computers talking to each other with IPv6.

electra:~ michaeldale$ ping6 -I en1 fe80::200:e8ff:fe6c:557b
PING6(56=40+8+8 bytes) fe80::211:24ff:fe2a:f1b3 --> fe80::200:e8ff:fe6c:557b
16 bytes from fe80::200:e8ff:fe6c:557b, icmp_seq=0 hlim=64 time=1.365 ms
16 bytes from fe80::200:e8ff:fe6c:557b, icmp_seq=1 hlim=64 time=1.338 ms
16 bytes from fe80::200:e8ff:fe6c:557b, icmp_seq=2 hlim=64 time=1.382 ms
16 bytes from fe80::200:e8ff:fe6c:557b, icmp_seq=3 hlim=64 time=2.111 ms
16 bytes from fe80::200:e8ff:fe6c:557b, icmp_seq=4 hlim=64 time=1.433 ms
16 bytes from fe80::200:e8ff:fe6c:557b, icmp_seq=5 hlim=64 time=1.379 ms
16 bytes from fe80::200:e8ff:fe6c:557b, icmp_seq=6 hlim=64 time=1.346 ms
16 bytes from fe80::200:e8ff:fe6c:557b, icmp_seq=7 hlim=64 time=1.354 ms

--- fe80::200:e8ff:fe6c:557b ping6 statistics ---
8 packets transmitted, 8 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 1.338/1.463/2.111 ms

Also that connection is running over my wireless, pretty fast I thought. :)


Comments

On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 at 11:30 AM, Josh Street (of michaeldale.com.au) wrote

Crap. IPv6 scares me. Are there reserved private use IP ranges (Class A/B/C - 10.x.x.x/172.16-31.x.x/192.168.x.x - equivalents?) or what? That makes remembering MAC addresses look easy...

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On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 at 12:09 PM, Anonymous wrote

[quote]Also that connection is running over my wireless, pretty fast I thought.[/quote]

I use G protocal as well for my wireless. =)

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On Sat, 01 Jan 2005 at 6:19 PM, Michael Dale (of michaeldale.com.au) wrote

[quote]Are there reserved private use IP ranges[/quote]
Yep I'm pretty sure there are.

[quote]I use G protocal as well for my wireless. =)[/quote]
I don't think 802.11b or 802.11g would make all that much difference with pings. I was just impressed with 1-2ms because it is going through the air, plus it is doing encryption on the fly.

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