IPv6 address


IPv6 is similar to IPv4, but it is structured so that all LANs have 64 bits of network prefix as opposed to the variable length of network prefix that IPv4 networks have. All IPv6 networks have space for 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 IPv6 addresses.

IPv6 Schema


dig aaaa [dns name]

dig aaaa [dns name] +short

host -t aaaa [dns name]

nslookup -type=aaaa [dns name]


dig -x [ipv6 adress]

dig aaaa [dns name]

host -t ptr [ipv6 adress]

nslookup -type=ptr [ipv6 adress]


dig aaaa [dns name]

whois -h riswhois.ripe.net [ipv6 adress]

whois -h whois.arin.net [ipv6 adress]


ping6 [dns name]

ping6 [dns name] -c10 -n

ping6 -I eth0 ff02::1


traceroute6 [dns name]

traceroute6 [dns name] -n

mtr -6 [dns name]

mtr -6 [dns name] -n

tracepath6 [dns name]