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SSH Sensors and IPv6

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Do you have any plans to upgrade the SSH sensors to work with IPv6? Do you have a timescale?

It's starting to become a pain these sensors are v4 only as more and more of our servers are IPv6 only.

ipv6 prtg ssh

Created on Mar 22, 2020 8:47:15 PM by  DJL (0) 1



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Hi DJL,

SSH should work with IPv6. Did you already tried to switch the IP mode in the device settings?

Created on Mar 23, 2020 8:48:35 AM by  Moritz Heller [Paessler Support]



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Hi Moritz,

All the SSH sensors are listed as "Sensor Types That Are Not IPv6 Compatible" if you search for them on an IPv6 device. This includes "SSH Disk Free", "SSH Load Average", "SSH Meminfo" etc.

I also tried switching to IPv4 adding the SSH sensors, and then switching back to IPv6, but the sensors just say just reports down with 'not IPv6 compatible' in the Message

We're running 20.1.56.1547

Created on Mar 23, 2020 8:59:08 AM by  DJL (0) 1



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Hi DJL,

Thank you for the update.

I checked the mentioned KB article and also asked a developer for an update (since the article is 6 years old). The list is still valid and SSH Sensors are not able to use IPv6. I'm sorry for the misinformation.

Created on Mar 24, 2020 10:45:21 AM by  Moritz Heller [Paessler Support]



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