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 10.13.95.10/16 and 10.13.25.10/16.
Ping (neither method works):
ping6 -i 5 eth0 fe80::a0d:190
Does anyone see a problem or have any advice? Appreciate your time!
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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