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June 5, 2008


Filed under: Cisco,Cisco Certification,IOS — cciepursuit @ 6:08 pm
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This one has me stumped.  I’ve never seen a ping return code of ‘H’ before:

r5(config-if)#do p 2001:173:1:57::7

Type escape sequence to abort.
Sending 5, 100-byte ICMP Echos to 2001:173:1:57::7, timeout is 2 seconds:
Success rate is 0 percent (0/5)

Has anyone else run across this?  What does it mean?



  1. Hi – Means IPV6 Host unreachable. It would seem that the IOS is smart enough to interpret your p as ping ipv6
    Great Blog BTW.

    Comment by Geoff — June 5, 2008 @ 6:38 pm | Reply

  2. @Geoff – Thank you! I tried to Google this and didn’t find it. I’m a little embarrassed that I didn’t think to hit the DOC CD. 🙂

    Comment by cciepursuit — June 5, 2008 @ 8:06 pm | Reply

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