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IPv6 hosts detection

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Jiang Li , Jun Fu , Xiaoxiao Li , Yexia Cheng
Last updated 2021-01-14 (Latest revision 2020-07-13)
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The management of hosts and risks is important for enterprises that have large scale IP space. For IPv4, it won't take too long even to scan the entire Internet address space. For IPv6, further consideration is needed. A narrow range of IPv6 address is preferred for scanning. And in order to shorten the time for IPv6 scanning, a very specific IPv6 address list is highly needed. This document proposes a solution to solve the problem. At first, append the information of the collection point address to the Router Advertisement packet sent by the router, and announce this address information to all nodes in the subnet. Then, each host node report its own IPv6 address information to the designated collection point by using Echo Reply message. After that, the corresponding collection point device should save these information. In this way, online IPv6 address information in the current network can be quickly collected on the collection point device.


Jiang Li
Jun Fu
Xiaoxiao Li
Yexia Cheng

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