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FAQ-How to enable IPV6 on Solaris server interface.

Publication Date:  2012-07-25 Views:  40 Downloads:  0
Issue Description
Question :How to enable IPV6 on Solaris server interface.
after checking the interface i found that it use IPv4 so i need to transfer it to IPv6
Alarm Information
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Handling Process
. View the interfaces configuration.

# ifconfig -a

lo0: flags=1000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 8232 index 1
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask ff000000

hme0: flags=1000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 2
inet 192.168.30.31 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 192.168.30.255
ether 8:0:20:b9:72:23

qfe0: flags=1000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 3
inet 192.168.1.1 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
ether 8:0:20:ac:9b:20

2. Use the ifconfig utility to configure the hme0 interface.
# ifconfig hme0 inet6 plumb up
3. Use the ifconfig utility to configure the qfe0 interface.

# ifconfig qfe0 inet6 plumb up
 
4. View the interfaces configuration.
# ifconfig -a


lo0: flags=1000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 8232 index 1
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask ff000000

hme0: flags=1000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 2
inet 192.168.30.31 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 192.168.30.255
ether 8:0:20:b9:72:23

qfe0: flags=1000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 3
inet 192.168.1.1 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
ether 8:0:20:ac:9b:20

hme0: flags=2000841<UP,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv6> mtu 1500 index 2
ether 8:0:20:b9:72:23
inet6 fe80::a00:20ff:feb9:7223/10

qfe0: flags=2000841<UP,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv6> mtu 1500 index 3
ether 8:0:20:ac:9b:20
inet6 fe80::a00:20ff:feac:9b20/10

Root Cause
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Suggestions
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