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Old 02-03-2013, 09:23 AM   #1
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Question IPV6 Network does not ping

I work as a hardware tester. I set up an interrupt test for the first time using IPV6. This is the first time we've used IPV6 in our lab so I am the guinea pig. The network is localized and has no internet access. It's two racks with three chassis. I'm trying to network two servers - each in a different chassis connected with four switches in each chassis and one switch connecting the two chassis. If I set the test up with IPV4 it pings. IPV6 - I get a message saying it can't find the host. I'm using SLES 11 SP 2.

Here's how I set it up:

Server 1 - eth0: #ifconfig eth0 inet6 add fe80::a0d:5f0a/112
Server 2 - eth0: #ifconfig eth0 inet6 add fe80::a0d:190a/112

The IPV4 addresses I converted are and

Ping (neither method works):

ping6 fe80::a0d:190%eth0
ping6 -i 5 eth0 fe80::a0d:190

Does anyone see a problem or have any advice? Appreciate your time!
Old 02-03-2013, 09:33 AM   #2
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You're pinging a different address (fe80::a0d:190) than the one you assigned (fe80::a0d:190a).

Also, you're using a non-standard prefix length for a link local address, but that shouldn't really cause any problems.

Have you tried pinging the automatically assigned link local addresses?


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