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On my Ubuntu 11.04 host I've installed VirtualBox with a OpenSuse 11.4 client. After installing Apache2 in the VM I was not able to connect via IPv6 (with Firefox) to the installed HTTP-server. In the VM itself the connection with http://[::1] is possible.

Any advice?

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If it was IPv4 would it be an issue? – soandos Aug 3 '11 at 14:01
I need to test something with IPv6. An IPv4 connection from the host is no problem. – Henry Benns Aug 3 '11 at 14:14
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Make sure you are connecting to the right address. If you use link-local addresses in fe80::, don't forget the scope identifier (on Linux - the interface name). If you are using "Bridged networking" on Ubuntu's eth0, you would need to add %eth0 to the address:


(Similar for vboxnet0, tap0, or whatever you have. Note that VirtualBox doesn't support IPv6 over bridged wireless interfaces.)

Also try Wireshark or tcpdump to find out if the packets actually reach the VM.

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Thank you %eth0 works ! – Henry Benns Aug 3 '11 at 15:20

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