ndisc6 - IPv6 diagnostic tools

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Distribution Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name ndisc6
Package version 1.0.1
Package release 1ubuntu1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 360 B
Download size 65.01 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
ndisc6 gathers a few diagnostic tools for IPv6 networks including:
- ndisc6, which performs ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery in userland,
- rdisc6, which performs ICMPv6 Router Discovery in userland,
- rltraceroute6, a UDP/ICMP IPv6 implementation of traceroute,
- tcptraceroute6, a TCP/IPv6-based traceroute implementation,
- tcpspray6, a TCP/IP Discard/Echo bandwidth meter,
- addrinfo, easy script interface for hostname and address resolution,
- dnssort, DNS sorting script.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ndisc6_1.0.1-1ubuntu1_i386.deb 1.0.1 i386 Ubuntu Universe
ndisc6 - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.5
perl -


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iputils-tracepath << 3:20070202


Type URL
Binary Package ndisc6_1.0.1-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Source Package ndisc6

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ndisc6 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ndisc6




2011-08-10 - Colin Watson <cjwatson@ubuntu.com>
ndisc6 (1.0.1-1ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low
* Backport from upstream:
- rdnssd: check for errors while dropping privileges
2011-02-20 - Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi@remlab.net>
ndisc6 (1.0.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
- translate into German (Closes: #579719).
- fix alignment issues on ARM and SPARC (Closes: #599869).
* Update my email address.
* Refer to GPL-2 rather than just GPL.
* Update to standards version 3.9.1.
* Add udeb for rdisc6 and rdnssd (Closes: #611330)
(patch by Matthew Palmer <mpalmer@debian.org>).
* Stop rdnssd also on run level 1.
2008-08-16 - Rémi Denis-Courmont <rdenis@simphalempin.com>
ndisc6 (0.9.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version fixes rdisc6 ISATAP interfaces support.
* Switch to debhelper v7.
* Fill in initscript Provides.
* Update to standards version 3.8.0.
2008-03-16 - Rémi Denis-Courmont <rdenis@simphalempin.com>
ndisc6 (0.9.7-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release:
- fixes compilation against newer kernel headers (Closes: #464261).
* Update debian/copyright statements.
* Remove linda overrides.
* Move rdisc6 to /bin as some folks use it to initialize their network.
* Make rdnssd.init LSB comments consistent with update-rc.d invocation.
* Start rdnssd before networking also when using insserv.
* Replace upstream merge-hook with a custom one:
- do not use Perl (as /usr is not available early enough),
- use resolvconf for merging (Closes: #470842).
* Recommend resolvconf.
2007-12-30 - Rémi Denis-Courmont <rdenis@simphalempin.com>
ndisc6 (0.9.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Add rdnssd as a binary package of its own.
* Added Homepage to debian/control.
* Update to standards version 3.7.3.
2007-08-08 - Rémi Denis-Courmont <rdenis@simphalempin.com>
ndisc6 (0.9.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Explicitly disable run-time assertions and debug code.
* nameinfo and addrinfo renamed upstream, brought back.
* Add tcpspray as tcpspray.ndisc6, pending alternative use.
* Update upstream URL.
* Add gettext and autotools-dev to Build-Deps because of gettext.
* Update standards version to
* Make rltraceroute6 an alternative for traceroute6
and conflict with pre-alternative iputils-tracepath
* Added XS-Vcs-Svn field.
2006-12-21 - Rémi Denis-Courmont <rdenis@simphalempin.com>
ndisc6 (0.7.3-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Remove conflicting addrinfo from package (Closes: #404007).
* Remove nameinfo too as it depends upon addrinfo.
* Fix IPV6_PKTINFO detection (from upstream [364]).
* Fix traceroute6 -F (from upstream [366]).
* Fix traceroute6 temporary DNS error handling (from upstream [388]).
* Fix tcpspray echo fatal error deadlock (from upstream [418]).
2006-10-08 - Rémi Denis-Courmont <rdenis@simphalempin.com>
ndisc6 (0.7.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (adds IDN, fix traceroute6, fix Hurd support).
* Use ld --as-needed to avoid superfluous librt linking.
2006-09-12 - Rémi Denis-Courmont <rdenis@simphalempin.com>
ndisc6 (0.7.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version adds dnssort, nameinfo and addrinfo,
* Make ndisc6, rltraceroute6, rdisc6 setuid,
upstream has added protection against local root compromise,
* Remove bogus define of IPV6_RECVHOPLIMIT,
* Remove IPV6_TCLASS define merged upstream.
2006-09-01 - Rémi Denis-Courmont <rdenis@simphalempin.com>
ndisc6 (0.6.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version, fix tcpspray6 measurements.
* Supplement missing IPV6_TCLASS and IPV6_RECVHOPLIMIT from glibc manually.

See Also

Package Description
ndiswrapper-dkms_1.57-1ubuntu1_all.deb Source for the ndiswrapper Linux kernel module (DKMS)
ndiswrapper-source_1.57-1ubuntu1_all.deb Source for the ndiswrapper Linux kernel module
ndoutils-common_1.4b9-1.1build1_amd64.deb NDOUtils common files
ndoutils-doc_1.4b9-1.1build1_all.deb Documentation for ndoutils
ndoutils-nagios3-mysql_1.4b9-1.1build1_amd64.deb This provides the NDOUtils for Nagios with MySQL support
ndtpd_1.0.dfsg.1-4.2build1_amd64.deb the Network Dictionary Transfer Protocol server
ne-doc_2.3-1_all.deb documentation for the ne text editor
ne_2.3-1_amd64.deb easy-to-use and powerful text editor
nec2c_0.8-3_amd64.deb translation of the NEC2 FORTRAN source code to the C language
nec_2-16_amd64.deb NEC2 Antenna Modelling System
necpp_1.5.0+cvs20101003-2.1build1_amd64.deb NEC2 Evolution Antenna Modelling System
nedit_5.6~cvs20081118-7_amd64.deb powerful, customizable, Motif based text editor
neko-dev_1.8.1-6ubuntu2_all.deb Lightweight virtual machine - headers
neko_1.8.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb Lightweight virtual machine - compiler and tools
nekobee_0.1.7-3_amd64.deb Simple single-oscillator DSSI plugin