Answer to the IPv6 Addressing Question

By certskills May 20, 2013 09:08

IPv6 addressing is in the new ICND1 100-101 and CCNA 200-120 exams, and the previous post posed a related question. Today’s post wraps the topic, showing the answer. Check out the question before flipping the page!

The Answer

(Wendell’s note to self: internal question number 112.)

Answer(s): B

The Explanation

You need to key facts to answer this question:

  • OSPF Version 3 (OSPFv3) uses link local addresses as the next-hop address for the IPv6 routes it adds to the IPv6 routing table.
  • Link local addresses begin with an initial four hex digits of FE80.

Armed with those two facts, you can scan the list looking for any link local addresses, find only one (in answer B), and answer the question.

Another Question!

I could go on to explain more about the incorrect answers, but instead, I think I’ll ask another, with the same exact answers. Same scenario even. The only difference is the part of the question highlighted in yellow below. Here’s the next one:

(Question 113:)

Host A, in a bank branch office in Atlanta, Ga., is able to send IPv6 packets back and forth with server S1 in Charlotte, NC. The routers use OSPFv3. Which of the following address(es) could be used as the source IPv6 address of the packet that flows from Host A to server S1?

A) 3456:1234:5678:9AB:1111:2222:3333:4444

B) FE80::200:FF:FE00:1111

C) FD00:DEAD:BEEF:CAFE:101:20:3:1111

D) FF02::1:FF00:1234

E) ::

F) FF02::5

(Note that unlike the real Cisco exams, this sample question does NOT identify the number of correct answers, just to add to the challenge level.)

More Practice Questions:

This question is like those you get if when you buy the ICND1 100-101 Official Cert Guide. This blog also lists various practice questions as well. For more questions on a large variety of topics:

#CCENT and #CCNA Fast Start: an IPv6 Address Question
#CCENT and #CCNA Fast Start: Port Security
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May 22, 2013 9:03 am

[…] Link to the question […]

July 3, 2023 12:47 pm

Hello Odom,

I hope all is well.

Just letting you know there is no host B in the previous pic.

Thank you

Wendell Odom
Reply to  John
July 5, 2023 10:43 am

Thanks, I updated the text to refer to server S1. Thanks for the heads up.