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IPv6 & Linux - HowTo - Part 1

Version: 4.00 from 2011-10-19

(P) & (C) 1997-2008 by Peter Bieringer <pb@bieringer.de>, see copyright notice for more details
Original site of publishing: http://www.bieringer.de/linux/IPv6/ ; suggestions, comments and improvements are welcome!

See now also Linux+IPv6-HOWTO [LDP] | Linux+IPv6-HOWTO [DS6]

Overview

Contents


What software is needed and available?

See the Deep Space 6 / Current Status of IPv6 Support for Networking Applications for details.


Where to get all the needed software?

Packages/applications, which are not described  in this HowTo, see Deep Space 6 / Current Status of IPv6 Support for Networking Applications in details.

Distribution

Current Linux distributions are all IPv6 enabled, either by default or at least by config option - you can buy one on CDs/DVDs or download one from the Internet.

Installation decissions - Quick IPv6-enabling HowTo

Current Linux distributions are IPv6 enabled, therefore no longer this fat HowTo is needed to be read...here is a decission matrix:

Type of host


Notifications:

{option1 | option2} means that you have to use one of this given options
<option3> means that you can use this option or not
fixcharname means most of the time programs (with options) or files on your LINUX system

Hint:

If you have problems to get all the errors and warnings displayed on the small computer screen, then try piping stderr to a file:
Example: make zImage 2>err.txt
Now after end of the compilation you can look at this created file for errors and warnings.


List of links to IPv6 & Linux related information

First, a good starting point for other information: http://www.tldp.org/FAQ/
And second now the new created Linux+IPv6-HOWTO [LDP] | Linux+IPv6-HOWTO [DS6]

World Wide Web

Join IPv6 backbone / How to get IPv6 addresses / Where to get a tunnel

See also Linux+IPv6-HOWTO [LDP] | Linux+IPv6-HOWTO [DS6]

URL Organisation/
Company
Location Type IPv6 subnet
delegation
IPv6 address  Reverse delegation How to use with
current setup
scripts
 www.freenet6.net Freenet6
Canada
IPv6-in-IPv4 point-to-point only (anonymous)
no
depends on current 
local IPv4 address

  Freenet6-example
IPv6-in-IPv4 point-to-point only
(authentication required using special client software)
no
static assigned

  Freenet6-example
normal IPv6-in-IPv4 
(authentication required using special client software)
yes (/48)
static assigned
in progress
  Freenet6-example
 http://tunnelbroker.net Hurricane Electric
US backbone
normal IPv6-in-IPv4 possible (/64)

HurricaneElectric-example
6to4 relay tunnel routers

Online test tools

See Linux+IPv6-HOWTO/Online Test Tools [LDP] | Linux+IPv6-HOWTO/Online Test Tools [DS6]

Maillists

See Linux+IPv6-HOWTO/Maillists [LDP] | Linux+IPv6-HOWTO/Maillists [DS6]


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