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Daily tests

Started by b1izzard, December 14, 2009, 09:39:44 PM

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What's the deal with the daily tests?  I tried using them, but everything I try tells me I entered something invalid.  For example for the ipv6 ping test, I entered

ping6 2001:470:1f05:6db:382a:5450:30d8:3c49 and it says invalid.  Same thing for all the others (traceroute, dig, etc).  What is the format supposed to be if I am doing this incorrectly? 


The output from running the commands


The output is 'Looks like this is an invalid IPv6 ping!'  Here is the exact sequence:

I enter 'ping6 2001:470:1f05:6db:382a:5450:30d8:3c49', click 'submit' and get the following:

IPv6 Ping Test
Looks like this is an invalid IPv6 ping!

Submit one ping (IPv6) per day to get extra points towards your overall score on the general scorecard!

Please either ping6 an IPv6 IP address, or at least use the -n flag.

Please enter your ping below:


What he meant is that you need to paste in the output from running the command itself into the Daily Test form.


Don't worry, it took me a long time to figure it out too.  What you would need to enter is this

PING6(56=40+8+8 bytes) 2001:470:c27d:e000:20c:29ff:fe26:51b7 --> 2001:470:1f05:6db:382a:5450:30d8:3c49
16 bytes from 2001:470:1f05:6db:382a:5450:30d8:3c49, icmp_seq=0 hlim=57 time=84.775 ms
16 bytes from 2001:470:1f05:6db:382a:5450:30d8:3c49, icmp_seq=1 hlim=57 time=34.591 ms
--- 2001:470:1f05:6db:382a:5450:30d8:3c49 ping6 statistics ---
2 packets transmitted, 2 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/std-dev = 34.591/59.683/84.775/25.092 ms


Ok.  Now I've got it.  I tried pasting in what you sent me and it accepted it.  It seems to be misleading by not specifying that it needs the output.  I never would have guessed that one.  Thanks for your help.


Not a problem..like I said, it took me a while to figure that too.

http://sixy.ch is your friend for those tests


Try this command:

ping -6 -c 4 -n ipv6.google.com

This will use (in Linux) ipv6 to ping, it will count 4 echos, and will not do a lookup, that way the paste will show IPv6 addresses in the reply, and you will pass the test.


My Linux didn't like ping -6, it wanted ping6, but it worked, I passed the test, and went into the west.


bombcar; my apologies, it is indeed ping6 for linux, not ping -6. I'm glad you got it working.