how to check OS has IPv6 enabled

November 12, 2007 at 23:58:39
Specs: All OS, 1024

I need help on IPv6 enablement and disablement on all Linux Flavors.

I want to know specific steps on how to check if the OS has IPv6 enabled. If its enabled i would like to shut it off and switch it on again. I like to know for AIX, Linux, Solaris and HP-UX.

I like to know the commands to execute:

1. to find IPv6 is enabled. How to distinguish
2. If enabled, how to switch it off
3. If not enabled, how to switch it on.


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#1
November 13, 2007 at 14:41:01

The only true correct way would be to identify the OS version and network config using the doc's for that OS. There is no easy way.

Ping the localhost in IPV6 format might be easy. Assumes a lot of stuff too that may fail your test and not really tell you a correct answer. You could sweep the network and look for ipv6 chatter. Again might be disabled.

You'd have to be very careful. Since you ask this I'd suggest you get help on each OS. It isn't that easy to implement a new network stack.

I read it wrong and answer it wrong too. So get off my case you peanut.


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#2
November 14, 2007 at 06:12:37

Open a command prompt window and type the following command:

man ifconfig

and do some reading on the use of the ifconfig command. Most everything you want to know should be contained in the manual pages.

Also, a google search would help you figure out how to find out the info you're after.


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