System Administration Guide: IP Services

ProcedureHow to Manually Configure IPv6 Over IPv6 Tunnels

This procedure describes how to set up a tunnel from an IPv6 node to a remote IPv6 node over an IPv6 network.

  1. Log in to the local tunnel endpoint as Primary Administrator or as superuser.

    The Primary Administrator role includes the Primary Administrator profile. To create the role and assign the role to a user, see Chapter 2, Working With the Solaris Management Console (Tasks), in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.

  2. Create the /etc/hostname6.ip6.tun n file.

    Use the values 0, 1, 2, and so on, for n. Then, add entries by following these substeps.

    1. Add the tunnel source address and the tunnel destination address.

      tsrc IPv6-source-address tdst IPv6-destination-address
      IPv6-packet-source-address IPv6-packet-destination-address up
    2. (Optional) Add a logical interface for the source IPv6 address and destination IPv6 address.

      addif IPv6-source-address  IPv6-destination-address up

      Omit this step if you want the address autoconfigured for this interface. You do not need to configure link-local addresses for your tunnel.

  3. Reboot the system.

  4. Repeat this procedure at the opposite endpoint of the tunnel.

Example 7–8 Entry in the /etc/hostname6.ip6.tun File for an IPv6 Over IPv6 Tunnel

This example shows the entry for an IPv6 over IPv6 tunnel.

tsrc 2001:db8:3c4d:22:20ff:0:fe72:668c tdst 2001:db8:3c4d:103:a00:20ff:fe9b:a1c3
fe80::4 fe80::61 up