[smokeping-users] IPv6 and Slaves

Chris Gotstein chris at uplogon.com
Wed Apr 22 17:59:10 CEST 2009

Here's the result from ifconfig:

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
           inet addr:  Mask:
           inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
           UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1

ping6 ::1
PING ::1(::1) 56 data bytes
64 bytes from ::1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.076 ms
64 bytes from ::1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.066 ms
64 bytes from ::1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.070 ms

Chris Gotstein

Peter Kristolaitis wrote:
> "could not be run: ::1 address not found"  is the key here;  sounds like 
> it's an issue of not having the ::1 address assigned to the lo0 
> interface (or whatever your particular OS uses) more than an issue of 
> not having fping6 installed.
> Chris Gotstein wrote:
>> We have just implemented IPv6 on one of our backbone connections.  I 
>> was able to setup IPv6 polling using fping6 on my master server, which 
>> is the only server connected to the IPv6 backbone.  My other 2 slaves 
>> are on different backbone connections and do not have IPv6 access.  
>> When i put in the fping6 probe, one my slaves will no longer start 
>> up.  This is the error i get:
>> Sent data to Server and got new config in response.
>> ERROR: fping ('/usr/local/sbin/fping6 -C 1 ::1') could not be run: ::1 
>> address not found
>>   at (eval 30) line 1
>> fping6 exists in that location, and i'm not using any of the slaves to 
>> do the IPv6 polling.  My other slave server starts up just fine and it 
>> doesn't have an IPv6 connections as well.  Any suggestions?

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