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Check your IPv6 connectivity
In order to check that the stack works, execute #ping6 ::1

If the result is the following (or similar):

PING ::1(::1) with 56 data bytes

64 bytes from ::1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.046 ms
64 bytes from ::1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.016 ms
64 bytes from ::1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.013 ms
64 bytes from ::1: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.012 ms
64 bytes from ::1: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.009 ms

It means that you already have installed, correctly, the IPv6 stack in your machine.

How to install the IPv6 stack

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.

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