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Ping IPv6 invalid characters

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by Markfree, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Markfree

    Markfree Occasional Visitor

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    RT-AC86U version Merlin 384.12.
    I was trying to ping an IPv6 address using my network tools interface...

    If I try to ping an IPv4 address, I can ping without a problem.
    Also, pinging IPv6 (like ipv6.google.com) domain name has no problem.

    But, when I use an actual IPv6 address on "target" box, it says "Invalid characters of domain name is ':' !".

    Why is that?

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    Based on the error message, I'd say just because the webui was intended to validate for a hostname, not for an IP address.