How To Install fake_dnsupdate6 on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install fake_dnsupdate6 on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update fake_dnsupdate6 as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install thc-ipv6
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install thc-ipv6

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is fake_dnsupdate6 and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install fake_dnsupdate6 on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install fake_dnsupdate6 on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install fake_dnsupdate6 using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install thc-ipv6

Install fake_dnsupdate6 on CentOS 8 using yum

Because fake_dnsupdate6 is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install fake_dnsupdate6 package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install thc-ipv6

How to upgrade (update) a single package fake_dnsupdate6 using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like fake_dnsupdate6 in this example you should use the following command:

yum update thc-ipv6

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade thc-ipv6

How to Upgrade fake_dnsupdate6 on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update thc-ipv6

How To remove fake_dnsupdate6 from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the fake_dnsupdate6 package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove thc-ipv6

Extra info and code examples

Attack toolkit for testing IPv6 and ICMPv6 protocol weaknesses. Some of the tools included: alive6: an effective alive scanning. denial6: try a collection of denial-of-service tests against a target. detect-new-ip6: detect new ip6 devices which join the network. dnsdict6: parallelized dns ipv6 dictionary bruteforcer. dos-new-ip6: detect new ip6 devices and tell them that their chosen IP collides on the network (DOS). exploit6: test known ipv6 vulnerabilities against a target. fake_mld6: announce yourself in a multicast group of your choice on the net. fake_router6: announce yourself as a router on the network. flood_advertise6: flood a target with random neighbor advertisements. flood_router6: flood a target with random router advertisements. implementation6: performs various implementation checks on ipv6. parasite6: icmp neighbor solitication/advertisement spoofer. redir6: redirect traffic to you intelligently (man-in-the-middle) with a clever icmp6 redirect spoofer. rsmurf6: remote smurfer (known to work only against Linux at the moment). thcping6: sends a hand crafted ping6 packet. toobig6: mtu decreaser with the same intelligence as redir6.


You now have a full guide on how to install fake_dnsupdate6 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the fake_dnsupdate6 from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install fake_dnsupdate6 on Kali Linux

How To Install fake_dnsupdate6 on Debian 11

How To Install fake_dnsupdate6 on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install fake_dnsupdate6 on Fedora 34

How To Install fake_dnsupdate6 on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install fake_dnsupdate6 on CentOS 8