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How to exclude whole IPv6 prefixes

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Hello all,

 

I'm wondering if there's a way to exclude a whole IPv6 prefix in the campaign settings of the web interface. I know that this is possible using the API (not sure about the editor), but can't seem to get it to work in the browser.

 

When I enter something like 2001:db8:cafe:0:0:0:0:0/64 the interface changes it automatically to 2001:db8:cafe:0:0:0:0:0/64/128 and then gives an error (as it's not a valid IPv6 address).

 

Has anyone any ideas on how to do this correctly?

 

Thanks and best regards,

Dorian

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Re: How to exclude whole IPv6 prefixes

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first, you're welcome.

supporting other forms and syntaxes is certainly implied
by the error-messages -- this may be a case of the gui not
meeting the requirements; but so far, at least empirically
and based on current documentation, this does not seem
to be true.

 

that is, currently only single hosts seem to be supported
for ipv6 ip-exclusions when using the campaign settings.

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Re: How to exclude whole IPv6 prefixes

Community Manager
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Community Manager

Hi Dorian, 

 

We do not have the resources to support API related questions. The best bet for you would be the API forum.

 

Good luck, 

Mini 

Re: How to exclude whole IPv6 prefixes

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Hi Mini,

thanks for your response! I have rephrased my question below so that the word "API" doesn't appear anymore:

 

I'm wondering if there's a way to exclude a whole IPv6 prefix in the campaign settings of the web interface.

When I enter something like 2001:db8:cafe:0:0:0:0:0/64 the interface changes it automatically to 2001:db8:cafe:0:0:0:0:0/64/128 and then gives an error (as it's not a valid IPv6 address).

Has anyone any ideas on how to do this correctly?

 

Many thanks and best regards,

Dorian

Re: How to exclude whole IPv6 prefixes

Top Contributor
# 4
Top Contributor

currently, i believe only single hosts are supported
for ipv6 ip-exclusions using the campaign settings --
yes, the error-message seems to imply otherwise.

Re: How to exclude whole IPv6 prefixes

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Celebird, thanks for your reply.

I'd say that excluding a single host is more or less useless, as all major operating systems now use Privacy Extensions (RFC 4941) so that nodes change IPv6 addresses on a daily basis.
Thus it would be very helpful if the prefix exclusion mechanism—which is already in place, as excluding prefixes works using the API—could be exposed to the web interface.

Thanks again and best regards,
Dorian
Marked as Best Answer.
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Accepted by Mini-CM (Community Manager)
September 2015

Re: How to exclude whole IPv6 prefixes

[ Edited ]
Top Contributor
# 6
Top Contributor


first, you're welcome.

supporting other forms and syntaxes is certainly implied
by the error-messages -- this may be a case of the gui not
meeting the requirements; but so far, at least empirically
and based on current documentation, this does not seem
to be true.

 

that is, currently only single hosts seem to be supported
for ipv6 ip-exclusions when using the campaign settings.