IPv6 Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS Release 15.2S
Telnet Access over IPv6
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Telnet Access for IPv6

Telnet Access over IPv6

Last Updated: July 23, 2012

The Telnet client and server in the Cisco software support IPv6 connections.

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Prerequisites for Telnet Access over IPv6

To enable Telnet access over IPv6 to a device, you must create a vty interface and password.

Information About Telnet Access over IPv6

Telnet Access over IPv6

The Telnet client and server in Cisco software support IPv6 connections. A user can establish a Telnet session directly to the device using an IPv6 Telnet client, or an IPv6 Telnet connection can be initiated from the device. A vty interface and password must be created in order to enable Telnet access to an IPv6 device.

How to Enable Telnet Access over IPv6

Enabling Telnet Access to an IPv6 Device and Establishing a Telnet Session

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ipv6 host name [port] ipv6-address

4.    line [aux | console | tty | vty] line-number [ending-line-number]

5.    password password

6.    login [local | tacacs]

7.    ipv6 access-class ipv6-access-list-name {in | out]

8.    telnet host [port] [keyword]


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Device> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Device# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ipv6 host name [port] ipv6-address


Example:

Device(config)# ipv6 host cisco-sj 2001:DB8:20:1::12

 

Defines a static hostname-to-address mapping in the hostname cache.

 
Step 4
line [aux | console | tty | vty] line-number [ending-line-number]


Example:

Device(config)# line vty 0 4

 

Creates a vty interface.

 
Step 5
password password


Example:

Device(config)# password hostword

 

Creates a password that enables Telnet.

 
Step 6
login [local | tacacs]


Example:

Device(config)# login tacacs

 

(Optional) Enables password checking at login.

 
Step 7
ipv6 access-class ipv6-access-list-name {in | out]


Example:

Device(config)# ipv6 access-list hostlist

 

(Optional) Adds an IPv6 access list to the line interface.

  • Using this command restricts remote access to sessions that match the access list.
 
Step 8
telnet host [port] [keyword]


Example:

Device(config)# telnet cisco-sj

 

Establishes a Telnet session from a device to a remote host using either the hostname or the IPv6 address.

  • The Telnet session can be established to a device name or to an IPv6 address.
 

Configuration Examples for Telnet Access over IPv6

Examples: Enabling Telnet Access to an IPv6 Device

The following examples provide information on how to enable Telnet and start a session to or from an IPv6 device. In the following example, the IPv6 address is specified as 2001:DB8:20:1::12, and the hostname is specified as cisco-sj. The show host command is used to verify this information.

Device# configure terminal
Device(config)# ipv6 host cisco-sj 2001:DB8:20:1::12
Device(config)# end
Device# show host
Default domain is not set
Name/address lookup uses static mappings
Codes:UN - unknown, EX - expired, OK - OK, ?? - revalidate
       temp - temporary, perm - permanent
       NA - Not Applicable None - Not defined
Host                 Port  Flags      Age Type   Address(es)
cisco-sj             None  (perm, OK)  0  IPv6 2001:DB8:20:1::12

To enable Telnet access to a device, create a vty interface and password:

Device(config)# line vty 0 4
password lab
login

To use Telnet to access the device, you must enter the password:

Device# telnet cisco-sj
Trying cisco-sj (2001:DB8:20:1::12)... Open
User Access Verification
Password:
cisco-sj
.
.
.
verification

It is not necessary to use the telnet command. Specifying either the hostname or the address is sufficient, as shown in the following examples:

Device# cisco-sj

or

Device# 2001:DB8:20:1::12

To display the IPv6 connected user (line 130) on the device to which you are connected, use the show users command:

Device# show users
    Line       User       Host(s)              Idle       Location
*  0 con 0                idle                 00:00:00
 130 vty 0                idle                 00:00:22   8800::3

Note that the address displayed is the IPv6 address of the source of the connection. If the hostname of the source is known (either through a domain name server [DNS] or locally in the host cache), then it is displayed instead:

Device# show users
    Line       User       Host(s)              Idle       Location
*  0 con 0                idle                 00:00:00
 130 vty 0                idle                 00:02:47   cisco-sj

If the user at the connecting device suspends the session with ^6x and then enters the show sessions command, the IPv6 connection is displayed:

Device# show sessions
Conn Host                Address              Byte  Idle Conn Name
*  1 cisco-sj 2001:DB8:20:1::12      0     0 cisco-sj

The Conn Name field shows the hostname of the destination only if it is known. If it is not known, the output might look similar to the following:

Device# show sessions
Conn Host                Address              Byte  Idle Conn Name
*  1 2001:DB8:20:1::12 2001:DB8:20:1::12      0     0 2001:DB8:20:1::12

Additional References

Related Documents

Related Topic Document Title

IPv6 addressing and connectivity

IPv6 Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS commands

Cisco IOS Master Commands List, All Releases

IPv6 commands

Cisco IOS IPv6 Command Reference

Cisco IOS IPv6 features

Cisco IOS IPv6 Feature Mapping

Standards and RFCs

Standard/RFC Title

RFCs for IPv6

IPv6 RFCs

MIBs

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http://www.cisco.com/go/mibs

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Feature Information for Telnet Access over IPv6

The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

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Table 1 Feature Information for Telnet Access over IPv6
Feature Name Releases Feature Information

Telnet Access over IPv6

12.2(2)T

12.2(18)SXE

12.2(25)SEA

12.2(25)SG

12.2(33)SRA

15.0(2)SG

Cisco IOS XE Release 2.1

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.2SG

Telnet access over IPv6 is supported.

The following commands were introduced or modified: ipv6 access-class, ipv6 host.

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