IPv6 World


Video demo

Here is a video demo of ipv6world. We can see two traceroutes, one to www.kame.net and one to www.freebsd.org. Then a traceroute using routing headers, that go through the router before www.kame.net to www.freebsd.org is done, then another one going through a router previously discovered on the middle of the path to www.kame.net to another router in the middle of the path to www.freebsd.org. Finaly, a simple traceroute to a router between www.kame.net and www.freebsd.org is done uncovering another path. Then some searches are done: all the nodes identified as Canadian IP and all the nodes having port 80 open are made pulsing.


IPv6world uses rtgraph3D's physics engine. It also recognize all of its commands, including the submission of new edges. It needs to run a probe and will interact with it through its stdin/stdout. The probe can be run through ssh. The probe uses scapy6 and the scapy6 teredo extention, which means that, to some extent, you can reach the IPv6 backbone on a box with only IPv4 access.

IPv6 uses 2 sqlite databases. They can be created with the sql scripts in the db/ directory. The dbnet.db database is designed to hold informations on IP addresses from whois databases, like country or network name. The ipdb.db database is used by ipv6world to store informations on nodes found while exploring the network, like the reverse DNS, AS name, or open TCP ports, or even edges.

Each time a new node is spawned (from a traceroute or by hand), attributes are looked for into dbnet and ipdb. Each attribute not present in ipdb is asked to the probe.

A node can be shift-clicked to be added into the traceroute list. A node can be control-clicked to be added into the traceroute list, then run the traceroute through all the nodes into the traceroute list, then empty the traceroute list.

Here is a traceroute to www.kame.net, www.netbsd.org and additional pathes discovered using routing headers:

Other views using red/cyan anaglyphs:

Here are views of a part of the IPv6 backbone:

Let's highlight routers with port 179 open:
find scan=179
DEBUG: -*-*-*-[ 'find scan=179' ]-*-*-*-
INFO : 395 nodes found

Available commands


$ ipv6world [-s stereo] [-p probe] [-i ipdb] [-d dbnet] [-b]
    -p       command to run probe. Communication is done through stdin/stdout
    -i        path to an IP database
    -d       path to a dbnet database
    -b              blind mode. Do not visualize anything
    -s      stereo mode (active, passive, crosseyed, redcyan, redblue, yellowblue)