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IPv6 header on raw sockets?

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I'm using raw sockets to send ICMPv6 echo/reply packets,
and would like to examine the IP header on the reply packet.

When using raw socket "the IPv6 header and any extension
headers are never passed to a raw IPv6 socket":

When skimming through the ping6.c, I see that they set some
socket options using setsockopt (IPV6_RECVHOPLIMIT). I have
tried to set

pingSocket.setsockopt(IPPROTO_IPV6, IPV6_RECVHOPLIMIT, 1)

but it don't work. Is there any way to get the whole IP
packet when using IPv6 and raw sockets?

Lars Strand
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"The Internet? Is that thing still around?" -- Homer Simpson
Jul 18 '05 #1
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