How do I ping a ipv6 addresses?



  • Also see: the man page for ping.

    Here we are just pinging the ipv6 localhost, but any ipv6 address can be used, provided it is allowed ICMP ipv6 traffic.

    $ ping6 -c 4 ::1
    PING ::1(::1) 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from ::1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.026 ms
    64 bytes from ::1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.034 ms
    ...
    ...
    ...
    

    The following format also works:

    $  ping -6 -c 2 ::1
    PING ::1(::1) 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from ::1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.025 ms
    64 bytes from ::1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.032 ms
    
    --- ::1 ping statistics ---
    2 packets transmitted, 2 received, 0% packet loss, time 54ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.025/0.028/0.032/0.006 ms
    

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