Test an IPv6 configuration by using the ping command
Updated: January 21, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
To test an IPv6 configuration by using the ping command
To obtain the IPv6 configuration for a computer, open Command Prompt, and then type netsh interface ipv6 show interface. If IPv6 is not installed, see Related Topics.
At the command prompt, ping the loopback address by typing ping ::1.
If the ping command fails, verify that the ::1 address is assigned to the interface named Loopback Pseudo-Interface.
Use the following command to ping a link-local IPv6 address of the computer:
where Address is the link-local address and ZoneID is the interface index for the interface to which the link-local address is assigned. A link-local address begins with FE80.
If the ping command fails, verify the address and interface index.
Use the following command to ping the link-local address of another host on your link (also known as a subnet):
where Address is the link-local address of the other host and ZoneID is the interface index for the interface from which you want to send the ping packets.
If the ping command fails, verify the link-local address of the other host and the zone ID.
To open a command prompt, click Start, point to All programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command prompt.
Information about functional differences
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ConceptsInternet Control Message Protocol for IPv6 (ICMPv6)
IPv6 Name resolution
Single subnet with link-local addresses
IPv6 traffic between nodes on different subnets of an IPv6 internetwork
Trace an IPv6 path by using the tracert command
View the interface configuration
Test IPv6 connectivity by using the ping command