Chapter 4. IPv6-ready system check

Table of Contents

1. IPv6-ready kernel
1.1. Check for IPv6 support in the current running kernel
1.2. Try to load IPv6 module
1.3. Compile kernel with IPv6 capabilities
1.4. IPv6-ready network devices
2. IPv6-ready network configuration tools
2.1. net-tools package
2.2. iproute package
3. IPv6-ready test/debug programs
3.1. IPv6 ping
3.2. IPv6 traceroute6
3.3. IPv6 tracepath6
3.4. IPv6 tcpdump
4. IPv6-ready programs
5. IPv6-ready client programs (selection)
5.1. Checking DNS for resolving IPv6 addresses
5.2. IPv6-ready telnet clients
5.3. IPv6-ready ssh clients
5.4. IPv6-ready web browsers
6. IPv6-ready server programs
7. FAQ (IPv6-ready system check)
7.1. Using tools

Before you can start using IPv6 on a Linux host, you have to test, whether your system is IPv6-ready. You may have to do some work to enable it first.