Monday 29 October 2012

Activating IPv6 Stack on Fedora Core 14 ( How to assign/enable IPv6 address in Fedora)

To enable IPv6 in Fedora core 14 following steps is to done:

1)#  vim /etc/sysconfig/network

add "NETWORKING_IPv6=yes"


2) Verify using modprobe

# modprobe -c | grep net-pf-10

    alias net-pf-10 ipv6
    alias net-pf-10-proto-0-type-6 dccp_ipv6
    alias net-pf-10-proto-33-type-6 dccp_ipv6
    alias net-pf-10-proto-132 sctp

3) Assign  static IPv6 address in

vim /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1

4) restart service "network"

   # service network restart 

Your interface should be assigned IPv6 address.

5) You can use command ifconfig also  to assign ip address

ifconfig eth0 inet6 add 2001:db8:1::1/64