[tor-relays] IPv6 adress valid?

Roman Mamedov rm at romanrm.net
Mon Jun 1 18:18:18 UTC 2015

On Mon, 1 Jun 2015 20:12:29 +0200
tor-server-creator at use.startmail.com wrote:

> hi,
> is that IPv6 adress valid for example "becks" [2a01:4f8:162:7345::2]?
> how do i know if IPv6 is correct and reachable?
> thanks

Yes this one is correct and reachable.

You can check yourself by running on any IPv6-capable GNU/Linux machine:

  ping6 2a01:4f8:162:7345::2

As for whether or not any given address is correct, you should be able to tell
after learning about IPv6 addresses are [1], their basic structure and possible
shortening methods (omitting leading zeroes and the :: that you see in yours). 

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6_address

With respect,
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