FreeBSD's ping Integrates IPv6
z at amused.net
Fri Jul 2 14:12:30 UTC 2021
iputils-ping on linux seems to behave the same for quite some time...
[z at tyl][~] % host ns0
ns0.spirit.net.au has address 188.8.131.52
ns0.spirit.net.au has IPv6 address 2403:3600:8002::100
[z at tyl][~] % ping ns0
PING ns0(2403:3600:8002::100 (2403:3600:8002::100)) 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 2403:3600:8002::100 (2403:3600:8002::100): icmp_seq=1 ttl=63 time=0.344 ms
64 bytes from 2403:3600:8002::100 (2403:3600:8002::100): icmp_seq=2 ttl=63 time=0.447 ms
Fri, Jul 02, 2021 at 04:00:16PM +0200, Mark Tinka wrote:
> Hi all.
> I just noticed (although it appears to have come in version 13.0) that
> FreeBSD's "ping" app now defaults to IPv6, i.e., no need for ping6:
> Does anyone know whether other *nix systems are doing this now?
> My Mac (Catalina) still requires ping6, and I don't have any recent Linux
> systems handy.
Patrick Cole <patrick.cole at spirit.com.au>
Spirit Technology Solutions
19-25 Raglan St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
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