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alive6(8) IPv6 alive6(8)




alive6 [-CFHLMPSdlpvV] [-I srcip6] [-i file] [-o file] [-e opt] [-s port,..] [-a port,..] [-u port,..] [-T tag] [-W TIME] interface [unicast-or-multicast-address [remote-router]]


-i file check systems from input file -o file write results to output file -d DNS resolve alive IPv6 addresses -M enumerate hardware addresses (MAC) from input addresses (slow!) -C enumerate common addresses of input networks, -CC for large scan -4 ipv4/range test various IPv4 address encodings per network (eg -p send a ping packet for alive check (default) -e dst,hop send an errornous packets: destination (default), hop-by-hop -s port,port,.. TCP-SYN packet to ports for alive check or "portscan" -a port,port,.. TCP-ACK packet to ports for alive check -u port,port,.. UDP packet to ports for alive check -h to display more command line options and help (-hh: more options)
Target address on command line or in input file can include ranges in the form of 2001:db8::1-fff or 2001:db8::1-2:0-ffff:0:0-ffff, etc.


thc-ipv6 was written by van Hauser <> / THC
The homepage for this toolkit is:


alive6 v3.2 (c) 2017 by van Hauser / THC <>
2017-03-03 THC