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ping6

Sep 12, 2016

The following operations can be performed on "ping6":

ping6

Invokes the UNIX ping6 command. The hostName parameter must be used if the name is in the /etc/hosts file directory or is otherwise known in DNS.

Synopsys

ping6 [-b <bufsiz>] [-c <count>] [-i <interval>] [-I <interface>] [-m] [-n] [-p <pattern>] [-q] [-S sourceaddr] [-V <vlanid>] [-T <td>] [-s <size>] Hostname

Arguments

b

Set socket buffer size. If used, should be used with roughly +100 then the datalen (-s option). The default value is 8192.

Minimum value: 132

Maximum value: 131071

c

Number of packets to send. The default value is infinite.

Minimum value: 1

Maximum value: 65535

i

Waiting time, in seconds. The default value is 1 second.

Minimum value: 0

Maximum value: 65535

I

Network interface on which to ping, if you have multiple interfaces.

m

By default, ping6 asks the kernel to fragment packets to fit into the minimum IPv6 MTU.The -m option will suppress the behavior for unicast packets.

n

Numeric output only. No name resolution.

p

Pattern to fill in packets. Can be up to 16 bytes, useful for diagnosing data-dependent problems.

q

Quiet output. Only summary is printed.

s

Data size, in bytes. The default value is 32.

Minimum value: 0

Maximum value: 65527

V

VLAN ID for link local address.

Minimum value: 1

Maximum value: 4094

S

Source IP address to be used in the outgoing query packets.

T

Traffic Domain Id

Minimum value: 1

Maximum value: 4094

hostName

Address of host to ping.

Example

ping6 -p ff -I 1/1 -c 4 2002::1