System Administration Guide: IP Services
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Chapter 3

Planning an IPv6 Addressing Scheme (Overview)

This chapter presents an overview of the Solaris Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) implementation. This implementation includes the associated daemon and utilities that support the IPv6 address space.

IPv6 and IPv4 addresses coexist in the Solaris networking environment. Systems that are configured with IPv6 addresses retain their IPv4 addresses, if these addresses already exist. Operations that involve IPv6 addresses do not adversely affect IPv4 operations, and vice versa.

The following major topics are discussed:

For more detailed information about IPv6, consult the following chapters.

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