“640K is enough for anybody.”
—Bill Gates, 1981
As you saw in Chapter 2, “IPv6 Addressing,” the built-in stateless autoconfiguration mechanism in IPv6 allows nodes on local links to configure their IPv6 addresses by themselves. Chapter 5, “IPv6 Integration and Coexistence Strategies,” described the transition and coexistence mechanisms used to move your current IPv4 network infrastructures toward IPv6. Both chapters discussed the interactions between the routers and IPv6 nodes deployed on networks.
The primary objective of this chapter is to show you how to enable and configure IPv6 support on the most common host operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, Linux, and Tru64 ...