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IPv6 Local Neighbor Discovery Using Router Advertisement

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IPv6 Local Neighbor Discovery Using Router Advertisement



Send a spoofed router advertisement with high priority to force hosts to start the IPv6 address auto-config. Monitor for IPv6 host advertisements, and try to guess the link-local address by concatenating the prefix, and the host portion of the IPv6 address. Use NDP host solicitation to determine if the IP address is valid'


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  • d0lph1n98


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/scanner/discovery/ipv6_neighbor_router_advertisement
msf auxiliary(ipv6_neighbor_router_advertisement) > show actions
msf auxiliary(ipv6_neighbor_router_advertisement) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(ipv6_neighbor_router_advertisement) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(ipv6_neighbor_router_advertisement) > run 

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