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HE.NET Network Tools Mobile App => General Questions & Suggestions => Topic started by: g4wsz on December 23, 2014, 03:17:43 AM

Title: Ping ipv6 fails (Android)
Post by: g4wsz on December 23, 2014, 03:17:43 AM
I'm trying to use the he.net app on android to ping an ipv6 host but I am getting the error message "unable to send any ipv6 icmp packets" and the address bar shakes its head at me ;-)

My device is not rooted btw. The app version is 0.5.3 iirc.

 I CAN ping hosts by their IPv4 address but not IPv6.

What am I doing wrong please?

PS Samsung Tab2 Android 4.2.2
Title: Re: Ping ipv6 fails (Android)
Post by: rwg on December 27, 2014, 10:16:33 PM
I'm trying to use the he.net app on android to ping an ipv6 host but I am getting the error message "unable to send any ipv6 icmp packets" and the address bar shakes its head at me ;-)

I get the same thing with the ping and traceroute features, even when the phone is using my home wireless ethernet network (interface 'wlan0'), which has working IPv6 connectivity.

My phone is a non-rooted GSM Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.3.  The Network Tools version is 0.5.3.
Title: Re: Ping ipv6 fails (Android)
Post by: g4wsz on January 14, 2015, 07:03:51 AM
It would now be useful to know if anyone has got the ping function to work!

I know we hate replies that say "it works for me" but at this stage I would welcome any hints on how to do IPv6 pings with this app.

:-)
Title: Re: Ping ipv6 fails (Android)
Post by: broquea on January 14, 2015, 08:37:59 AM
It works for me using a Nexus 5 running Lollipop and the app rev is 0.5.3, over wifi connected via native Comcast.


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Title: Re: Ping ipv6 fails (Android)
Post by: broquea on January 15, 2015, 08:37:59 AM
It also worked on same phone using T-Mobile's LTE network.
Title: Re: Ping ipv6 fails (Android)
Post by: g4wsz on January 24, 2015, 02:41:09 AM
It also worked on same phone using T-Mobile's LTE network.

Thanks for that Broquera,

I have just found from another App ("ipv6 and more") that sending icmp6 is supported in Android 4.4 but not in 4.2.2, so that's my problem and why it works with Lollipop I guess.

Maybe the he.net app could check the os version and/or the error message?

I am new here but assume this is the right forum to report problems with this App?
Title: Re: Ping ipv6 fails (Android)
Post by: mottbot on February 09, 2015, 08:54:42 PM
...

I have just found from another App ("ipv6 and more") that sending icmp6 is supported in Android 4.4 but not in 4.2.2, so that's my problem and why it works with Lollipop I guess.

Maybe the he.net app could check the os version and/or the error message?

I am new here but assume this is the right forum to report problems with this App?

Dev here.

Android prevents applications from creating raw sockets. We use OS-independent system binaries to circumvent this. Some manufacturers choose to include these binaries pre-4.4. The message you are seeing is letting you know that the binaries were not found. For the sake of brevity, we excluded this explanation.

Also, yes, this is the place to report problems with the app  :)