System Administration Guide: IP Services

/etc/hostname6.interface File

IPv6 uses the file /etc/hostname6.interface at start up to automatically define network interfaces in the same way IPv4 uses /etc/hostname.interface. A minimum of one /etc/hostname. or /etc/hostname6. file should exist on the local machine. The Solaris installation program creates these files for you. In the file name, replace interface with the device name of the primary network interface. For more information about the /etc/hostname6.interface file, see IPv6 Network Interface Configuration File.