Sunday, May 13, 2012

rdisc6: handy tool to see advertised IPv6 prefixes

If you want to see if there are any routers advertising IPv6 prefixes on your LAN, and if so, what IPv6 prefix they are advertising, you can use the tool 'rdisc6'.

Usage is easy: 

   rdisc6 -1 -r1 -q wlan0

Output is for example

   $ rdisc6 -1 -r1 -q wlan0
   2a00:cd8:cc11:bbee::/64
   $ 

So, a good first check of your router.






1 comment:

Tibirius said...

Did you check out radvdump ? Thats what I used to check the advertising of my apple extreme on the local lan.