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Ping IPv6

IPv6 Ping Tool pings a given hostname (domain or IP). If you enter domain, it finds its IPv6 Address from DNS AAAA Record and sends ICMP packets to its IPv6 Address using IPv6 Network. The results tells either the destination host responds or not and in how much time. Also, its latency results are also recorded and shown.

About Ping IPv6 Tool

IPv6 Ping Tool pings a provided hostname, domain, or IPv6 address. If you enter a domain, it gets its IPv6 address from DNS AAAA Record and sends ICMP packets to its IPv6 address using IPv6 Network.

The result tells whether the destination host responds or not and how much time. Its latency results are also measured and shown.

What is IPv6?

IPv6 is the latest version of the internet protocol used to replace the IPv4 addresses because of their shortage. IPv6 addresses are 128 bits long and use DNS AAAA records to map the hostname to an IP address.

What is Ping?

The ping is a computer network administration utility that verifies whether either the hostname or domain is network-accessible or not?

It checks the reachability of the hostname or domain on the internet protocol (IP) network. It also calculates the round trip time for the ICMP packets sent from the originating host to the destined host.

How does the ping tool work?

The ping tool uses the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Echo function. A small packet is sent through a network to a given IP address, hostname, or domain. The packet contains 64 bytes (56 data bytes and 8 bytes protocol reader information). The device that sends the packet waits for a return packet.

A host on a computer network should respond to an echo request (ping) with an echo reply (pong) confirming it is online. That reply should come within milliseconds. If a response does not arrive, it is said to have "timed out."

If no reply is seen, it is assumed that no device is present or assigned with the provided IP address.

How to use the IPv6 ping test tool?

The IPv6 ping tool is similar to the IPv4 ping tool. But it allows you to ping the IPv6 host.

The ping IPv6 tool checks the given IPv6 host, whether online or not. It uses a simple algorithm for checking that state.

The tool sends ICMP packets to an address to see how fast the response is. The destined machine must be configured to allow ICMP packets via hardware and software firewalls. Once the packets reach the destined host, they reply and tell that it is live and listen to the requests.

How can I improve my ping times?

Ping times can be improved by following some valuable techniques, as mentioned below.

  • Reduce the number of HTTP requests.
  • Add Expires or Cache-Control Header.
  • Use Gzip components.
  • Use the Content Delivery Network (CDN).
  • Please take advantage of HTTP/2 as it performs better than HTTP/1.1 over high-latency connections.