Ping your IPv6 hosts from native IPv6 servers
Uptrends' IPv6 Ping Tool sends out requests from several of our global 225 checkpoints selecting only those checkpoints that support IPv6 natively. With the IPv6 Ping Tool, you get an accurate IPv6 network test result. Each checkpoint location makes three requests, tracks the response times, and checks for errors. Each checkpoint sends a traceroute too to help you locate problem connection paths.
If your website, server, or device supports ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol), our IPv6 Ping Tool can give you a comprehensive snapshot of your device’s responsiveness. If you’re testing an IPv4 connection, use our regular Ping Tool.
What is a ping test?
A ping test is a network utility that checks to see if an IP address is findable. The tool gives you a brief view of the availability and response time between two devices. In this case, your server and ours. Each IPv6 checkpoint sends three ICMP packets to the host IPv6 address and waits for a response from each request. The test gives you the timing of the responses and notifies you about any issues.
Share your IPv6 ping test results
Did you know your IPv6 Ping Test results are sharable? Click the Share result button to copy a link to your test result. Send the link to your team using your favorite communication tools, post to social media, or save the link for future reference.
Get traceroutes too
There is probably more than one way to get from point A to point B, and a ping test may take different routes. Hopping from one network node to another takes time, so some paths take longer than others resulting in longer response times. The traceroute shows you the hops to help you identify problem routes.
Why do I see multiple IPs?
When you plug in a URL instead of an IP address, the DNS resolution may send the request to different IP addresses. We located each checkpoint in or near the city shown, so depending on the checkpoint location, the request may get routed to the closest server.
How fast should my responses be?
Uptrends sends multiple tests to your IP address from locations all over the world. You’ll find that some respond quickly (under 10 ms) while others experience some lag. Response times over 100 ms could indicate you’ve got a problem affecting users in that location.
A ping test a minute
When you automate your ping tests, Uptrends checks once every minute. If a ping fails, Uptrends checks from another checkpoint. If the second test fails, Uptrends alerting lets you know. Concurrent Monitoring can test from multiple locations at once for faster alerting.
IPv4 or IPv6?
When you automate your ping test, you have the choice to monitor either IPv4 or IPv6. More than half of our 225 checkpoints support both IP versions, but you can choose to only check your IPv6 host from native IPv6 checkpoints.
Traceroutes on every check
When you do a ping or traceroute from your computer, you get a response based on the route between your computer and the host, but that only means you can find the server. Using Uptrends' network, you can get ping results from around the globe. You’ll know that your host is available from just about everywhere, and you’ve got the traceroutes showing the route. The ping test tool helps you spot network latency problems affecting your users around the globe.
Automate your IPv6 host monitoring
Make ping checks 24/7
Everyone needs a break. Allowing Uptrends to monitor your IPv6 host devices once a minute gives you the break you need. With Uptrends' Advanced Availability Monitoring, you can automate your tests, so while you take that long needed nap, and if your IPv6 ping test fails, Uptrends lets you know.
IPv6 monitoring from your users' locations
We’ve put Uptrends' 225 checkpoints in cities and towns all around the world. Choose the entire network, specific regions, and use IPv6 native checkpoints locations based on your users' locations.
Uptrends reporting gets your data to you when it is convenient for you. Schedule reports sent to your email daily, weekly, or monthly in the format of your choice: HTML, Excel, or PDF.
Track the availability and performance metrics that matter to you most using graphs and tables in your custom dashboards. Get your ping data side-by-side with your other availability and performance data (website or API) may be helpful.
Does ping mean available?
A successful test means that the host was found and answered the ping; however, a ping test doesn’t mean the host is truly available. A host doesn’t respond with real content, and there is no attempt to actually connect to a service. Use Uptime Monitoring when testing website availability.
A fast ping test is just the start
A ping tells you a little bit about the responsiveness of a host, but it doesn’t tell you everything. The passing of a few ICMP packets is nothing compared to an entire webpage. Uptrends Web Performance Monitoring tracks the whole page loading process with detailed info for every request and download.
Keep track of your IPv6 host devices; get automated monitoring from Uptrends
You need the full story when you’re maintaining a website or API. You learn from a ping test that a host is findable. With Website Monitoring, Web Performance Monitoring, and Web Application Monitoring, you can keep a close eye on your entire web presence. We’ve got your APIs covered too. Try Uptrends for free. Our 30-day, no credit card, no commitment trial is all you need.Try Uptrends free for 30 days