Re: Scanning the IPv6 Internet with the scan6 tool (SI6 IPv6 toolkit)

From: Marc Heuse <>
To: Full Disclosure <>, <>
Subject: Re: Scanning the IPv6 Internet with the scan6 tool (SI6 IPv6 toolkit)

And do add to this, this presentation:

gives in the 2nd half a step-by-step guide on how to identify and scan
remote IPv6 networks.

A second tool to perform remote scanning is mentioned there: alive6
which is part of the thc-ipv6 toolkit available at
plus 50 more tools for IPv6 (in)security.



Marc Heuse

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On 17.02.2013 01:16, Fernando Gont wrote:
> Folks,
> A while ago we had published an IETF Internet-Draft about IPv6 Network
> Reconnaissance ("Network Reconnaissance in IPv6 Networks", available at:
> <>).
> Our scan6 tool (part of the SI6 Networks' IPv6 toolkit
> <>) allows you to play with
> the different IPv6 address scanning techniques.
> It's simple to play/try: Find an IPv6 node (e.g., "dig DOMAIN aaaa", and
> figure out the pattern... or simply scan for the predefined scan
> patterns that scan6 implements). "traceroute6 DOMAIN" will give you the
> IPv6 addresses of the intervening routers (which generally follow very
> easy/straightforward patterns).
> We're really eager to get feedback from the community... there's still
> lots to research on this subject, so... the more input we get form the
> community (whether on-list or off-list), the better the next releases of
> scan6 will be. (Have we missed any patterns? How about other
> virtualization technologies that scan6 does not yet support? etc.)
> As you probably know, we typically discuss IPv6 security issues on the
> IPv6 hackers mailing-list
> <> -- feel free
> to join -- it's a low-noise and very focused list.
> P.S.: Please do read the scan6 manual page before using the tool .. you
> might cause trouble to the target network and/or to your own network.
> Thanks!
> Best regards,

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