Tools and utilities

Tools and utilities

System tools and utilities for IPv6 networks are available to access or troubleshoot communications with the print server. The following are some examples:

ipconfig /all or ipv6 if Identify IPv6 addresses for various interfaces configured on the system. An interface IPv6 address can contain a ScopeID, which is an interface index identifier (for example, %3) that is appended to a link-local IPv6 address.

ping6 Send test packets to a remote interface and report the response packets. This command uses the following syntax:

ping6 <IPv6 address><%ScopeID>

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On Windows Server 2003, use the ping command for an IPv6 address by specifying the appropriate command option.

In the example, <IPv6 address> is the address of the remote host interface, such as the print server. The <%ScopeID> uniquely identifies the interface on the local system when it is configured with multiple link-local IPv6 addresses.

For example, if the print server’s link-local IPv6 address is fe80::20e:7fff:fee8:1dd, and the Windows system contains a LAN interface identifier (%3), enter the following:

ping6 fe80::20e:7fff:fee8:1dd%3

Depending on the local interface used, you might need to create a route to the remote host address.

IPv6 addresses as URL An IPv6 address in a URL must be enclosed in brackets. The following is an example to use the print server’s embedded Web server:


In the example, fe80::20e:7fff:fee8:1dd is the IPv6 address of the print server.

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The browser must support direct IPv6 addressing as a URL.

For detailed information on these and other tools, see your system documentation and help.

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