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How to setup IPv6

If you have chosen IPv6, it will automatically be configured for you. If not, you can do it afterwards through the following commands:

If you don't have it already, install iproute (2). This is a highly versatile ip configuration toolkit. In Debian/Ubuntu type:

root@yourServer:~# apt-get install iproute

or in Fedora/RedHat type:

root@yourServer:~# yum install iproute

Setting up IPv6 itself is very easy:

root@yourServer:~# ip a a 2001:4de0:aaac:0:#4 DIGIT CUSTOMER ID#::2/64 dev eth0
root@yourServer:~# ip r a default via 2001:4de0:aaac::1
root@yourServer:~# ping6 (test it!)
root@yourServer:~# lynx http://[2001:610:508:110:192:87:110:60] (this page shows you your IPv6 IP)
root@yourServer:~# lynx (test it!)

You can make this configuration persistent. In Debian/Ubuntu, add these lines to /etc/network/interfaces:

iface eth0 inet6 static
   address 2001:4de0:aaac:0:#CUSTOMER ID#::2
   netmask 64
   gateway 2001:4de0:aaac::1


If IPv6 does not work for you, allow it in your firewall:

root@yourServer:~# iptables -I INPUT -j ACCEPT --proto 41

On some (older) distributions, the IPv6 kernel module is not enabled:

root@yourServer:~# modprobe ipv6 && echo ipv6 >> /etc/modules

If this was the solution, it will enable itself in the standard boot procedure.

Configuring services to respond on IPv6

If a service doesn't already work via IPv6 after configuration, you may want to check whether it binds a specific (IPv4) address. Apache will start to listen on IPv6 if you do not specify such an IPv4 address, or specify both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses:

Listen 80
# Or:
Listen [::]:80
# Or:
Listen 81.171.xx.yy:80
Listen [2001:1234:1234:1234:1234:1234:1234:1]:80