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I can't see a completely ipv6 address (source and destination), I just see ::1

asked 2020-04-25 13:45:04 +0000

Irina gravatar image

updated 2020-04-25 22:44:10 +0000

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i can't see a completely ipv6 address (source and destination). I see just ::1 , not more. So source address = ::1 and destination address = ::1 .Why? Please help. Thank you

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answered 2020-04-25 14:22:06 +0000

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updated 2020-04-25 14:23:17 +0000

IPv6 in Wireshark (17:05 - special addresses)
That's the lookback address - in IPv4.

The IPv6 Cheat Sheet lists special addresses.

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Many Thanks!

Irina gravatar imageIrina ( 2020-04-26 07:43:09 +0000 )edit

answered 2020-04-27 15:28:12 +0000

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Cheat sheets and YouTube videos are definitely helpful, but I would recommend trying to reference more authoritative sources first. Mind you, Jeff Carrell is definitely a reputable source, but it's still good to know where he gets his information from, which is here:

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I think there is only a small subset of us that enjoys reading RFCs. Thanks for the links. :-)

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2020-04-27 16:27:52 +0000 )edit

Ha, I only enjoy reading them from the perspective of learning something, which I almost always do no matter how many times I open up an RFC and read from it. But I wouldn't exactly place this enjoyment in the same category as other forms of entertainment. :)

cmaynard gravatar imagecmaynard ( 2020-04-27 16:37:32 +0000 )edit

Thank you for links!

Irina gravatar imageIrina ( 2020-04-29 18:47:28 +0000 )edit

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