Check your IPv6 configuration

In order to check that IPv6 works in your PC, run in the shell window or terminal:

ping6 -c5 ::1

If the result is the following (or similar):

# ping6 -c 5 ::1
PING ::1(::1) 56 data bytes
64 bytes from ::1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.055 ms
64 bytes from ::1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.020 ms
64 bytes from ::1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.033 ms
64 bytes from ::1: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.046 ms
64 bytes from ::1: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.039 ms
--- ::1 ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 3996ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.020/0.038/0.055/0.013 ms

It means that IPv6 is installed correctly. Basically you need to be able to read "5 received".

However, if the system does not recognize the command introduced (and/or returns any kind of error), follow the instructions in the next section.

How to install IPv6

IPv6 is enabled in Solaris 8 during the installation process. If not, follow steps below for the instalation:

  • Create an empty file with the /etc/hostname6(interface) name, where (interface) is the name of the interface in which IPv6 it will be enabled.
  • Restart the system.
  • Execute the following command for all interfaces in which IPv6 is wanted to enable:
#ifconfig (interface) inet6 plumb up
  • Execute the scripts located at /etc/init.d/inetinit

After that, Solaris 8 will automaticaly start, the Network Discovery demon, that will be check by the local router for an IPv6 address and other configuration parameters.

Now, that you have installed IPv6, follow the instructions at the top of this page to make sure that it is working correctly.

The IPv6 Day is Organized and Supported by:

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