Network Address Management: Setup Guides

The University of Minnesota (UofM) strategy for IPv6 deployment is "dual stack," meaning that IPv4 and IPv6 co-exist on the same device. We will want feature parity between IPv6 and IPv4 connected services, so the only way to achieve that is to configure server applications to use both IPv4 and IPv6 as a transport. The UofM strategy also assumes that for on-campus application the deployment will be "native" without the use of transition tunnelling technologies such as 6to4, teredo, and ISATAP.

Network Administrators

  • Little or no configuration needs to be done in order to have the client operating system function with IPv6.
  • You will need administrative privileges to change network settings.

OS Requirements

These are the recommended minimum operating system version to support IPv6:

  • Windows: Windows XP Service Pack2
  • Macintosh: MAC OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
  • Linux: Kernel v2.2.x but recommend v2.6.x
  • Solaris: Solaris 8

For details, see the guides below: