The following procedure assumes that you have already configured the system for IPv6. For the procedures, refer to Chapter 3, Configuring and Administering IP Interfaces and Addresses in Oracle Solaris in Configuring and Managing Network Components in Oracle Solaris 11.3.
For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.3.
# ipadm set-prop -p forwarding=on ipv6
The in.ripngd daemon handles IPv6 routing. Enable IPv6 routing by using either of the following commands:
Use the routeadm command:
# routeadm -e ipv6-routing -u
where –e option enables IPv4 routing and –u option applies the current configuration to the running system.
Use the appropriate SMF command:
# svcadm enable ripng:default
For more information about the routeadm command, see the routeadm(1M) man page.
Specify the site prefix to be advertised by the router and other configuration information in the /etc/inet/ndpd.conf file. This file is read by the in.ndpd daemon, which implements the IPv6 Neighbor Discovery protocol.
For a list of variables and allowable values, refer to the ndpd.conf(4) man page.
ifdefault AdvSendAdvertisements true prefixdefault AdvOnLinkFlag on AdvAutonomousFlag on
This text tells the in.ndpd daemon to send out router advertisements over all interfaces of the router that are configured for IPv6.
The text should be added in the following format:
prefix global-routing-prefix:subnet ID/64 interface
In the following example, /etc/inet/ndpd.conf file configures the router to advertise the site prefix 2001:0db8:3c4d::/48 over the interfaces net0 and net1.
ifdefault AdvSendAdvertisements true prefixdefault AdvOnLinkFlag on AdvAutonomousFlag on if net0 AdvSendAdvertisements 1 prefix 2001:0db8:3c4d:15::0/64 net0 if net1 AdvSendAdvertisements 1 prefix 2001:0db8:3c4d:16::0/64 net1
The IPv6 router begins advertising on the local link any site prefix that is in the ndpd.conf file.
# ipadm show-addr ADDROBJ TYPE STATE ADDR lo0/v4 static ok 127.0.0.1/8 net0/v4 static ok 198.51.100.2/27 net1/v4 static ok 198.51.100.35/27 net0/v6 addrconf ok fe80::203:baff:fe11:b115/10 lo0/v6 static ok ::1/128 net0/v6a static ok 2001:db8:3c4d:15:203:baff:fe11:b115/64 net1/v6 addrconf ok fe80::203:baff:fe11:b116/10 net1/v6a static ok 2001:db8:3c4d:16:203:baff:fe11:b116/64
In the output, each interface that was configured for IPv6 now has two addresses. The entry with the address object name such as interface/v6 shows the link-local address for that interface. The entry with the address object name such as interface/v6a shows a global IPv6 address. In addition to the interface ID, this address includes the site prefix that you configured in the /etc/ndpd.conf file. Note that the designation v6a is a randomly defined string. You can define other strings to constitute the second part of the address object name provided that the interface reflects the interface over which you are creating the IPv6 addresses, for example, net0/mystring, net0/ipv6addr.
To find out how to configure any tunnels from the routers that you have identified in your IPv6 network topology, refer to Administering IP Tunnels in Administering TCP/IP Networks, IPMP, and IP Tunnels in Oracle Solaris 11.3.
For information about configuring switches and hubs on your network, refer to the manufacturer's documentation.
To find out how to improve IPv6 support on servers, refer to Configuring IPv6-Enabled Interfaces on Servers in Configuring and Managing Network Components in Oracle Solaris 11.3.