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Re: [SLE] Re: IPv6 & SuSE 9.2
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 06 May 2005 16:04:57 -0400
  • Message-id: <427BCDE9.3000207@xxxxxxxxxx>
James Knott wrote:
Ken Schneider wrote:

Still every computer needs a "default" route if it on a network and on
linux every machine has two interfaces (if it has a network card or
modem), in your case eth0 and lo (the loopback interface). Since the
machine can only ping itself it is probably using the lo interface. Just
type route -n (as root) for the routing table. The most likely reason
that computer "A" can only ping itself but answer ping requests is that
the requests will return on the same interface the request was received
on but doesn't know where to send the initial request. This is just my

One thing about IPv6, is that it's not supposed to be necessary to configure routing. It's all supposed to happen automagically. Route -n only shows IPv4 routing.

Further on this. The problem appears to be happening between 9.2 & 9.1. I just tried between 2 9.2 systems, and ping works. Now to find out how to get applications to work (ssh, browser etc.) over IPv6.


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