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mechanism to generate IPV6 traffic with extensional headers

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Senthil Prabu.S_1
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mechanism to generate IPV6 traffic with extensional headers

Hello Techies,
I want to generate IPV6 traffic ( with extensional headers, especially hop-by-hop). Is there any tool available to do it?. Or any mechanism to generate such traffics on a linux machine. I wanted to test on a SUSE-linux machine running 2.6.5 kernel.

Please do share all your ideals and experience on this.


Thanks in advance,
Prabu.S
One man's "magic" is another man's engineering. "Supernatural" is a null word.
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Arunvijai_4
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Re: mechanism to generate IPV6 traffic with extensional headers

You have to write code to generate TCP packets using libpcap library. I will check for any traffic generating tools and get back..

-Arun
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Senthil Prabu.S_1
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Re: mechanism to generate IPV6 traffic with extensional headers

Arun,
I will try sample codes from google. If u find any, plz do post it here.
One man's "magic" is another man's engineering. "Supernatural" is a null word.
Arunvijai_4
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Re: mechanism to generate IPV6 traffic with extensional headers

Prabu, You can try with NetPipe
http://www.scl.ameslab.gov/netpipe/

Ref, http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-net/2004-November/005563.html

-Arun
"A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for"
Senthil Prabu.S_1
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Re: mechanism to generate IPV6 traffic with extensional headers

Arun,
Thanks for the input. Let me try it.
One man's "magic" is another man's engineering. "Supernatural" is a null word.
Arunvijai_4
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Re: mechanism to generate IPV6 traffic with extensional headers

You can also try http://long.ccaba.upc.es/ and look software section for Netperf.

http://mailman.isi.edu/pipermail/6bone/2001-May/004237.html

-Arun
"A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for"
rick jones
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Re: mechanism to generate IPV6 traffic with extensional headers

while netperf (www.netperf.org) supports IPv6, it does not do "raw" IP (either v4 or v6) so you would only get the hop-by-hop extension headers as a side effect of what you do with netperf. if you do the UDP tests, you can force fragmentation, but I don't know that will give you the headers you want.
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