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CHAPTER 5: IP ADDRESSING IP ADDRESSING
MULTILINK ML2400 ETHERNET COMMUNICATIONS SWITCH – INSTRUCTION MANUAL 5–31
Details of the addressing are covered by numerous articles on the WWW as well as other
literature, and are not covered here.
5.5.4 Configuring IPv6
The commands used for IPv6 are the same as those used for IPv4. Some of the commands
will be discussed in more details later. The only exception is the ‘ping’ command where
there is a special command for IPv6. That commands is ‘ping6’ and the syntax is as
Syntax ping6 <IPv6 address> - pings an IPv6 station.
There is also a special command to ping the status of IPv6. That command is
Syntax show ipv6 - displays the IPv6 information.
To configure IPv6, the following sequence of commands can be used:
FIGURE 5–5: Configuring IPv6
In addition to the commands listed above, the commands which support IPv6 addressing
Syntax ftp <IPv6 address> - ftp to an IPv6 station
Example – ftp fe80::220:6ff:fe25:ed80
ML2400# ipconfig ?
ipconfig : Configures the system IP address, subnet mask and gateway
ipconfig [ip=<ipaddress>] [mask=<subnet-mask>] [dgw=<gateway>]
ML2400# ipconfig ip=fe80::220:6ff:fe25:ed80 mask=ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff::
Action Parameter Missing. "add" assumed.
IPv6 Parameters Set.
ML2400# show ipv6
IPv6 Address : fe80::220:6ff:fe25:ed80 mask : ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff::
ML2400# show ipconfig
IP Address : 192.168.5.5
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway Address: 192.168.5.1
IPv6 Address: fe80::220:6ff:fe25:ed80 mask : ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff::
IPv6 Gateway: ::