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Add an IPv6 address

6.2. Add an IPv6 address

Adding an IPv6 address is similar to the mechanism of "IP ALIAS" addresses in Linux IPv4 addressed interfaces.

6.2.1. Using "ip"

Usage:

# /sbin/ip -6 addr add <ipv6address>/<prefixlength> dev <interface> 
   

Example:

# /sbin/ip -6 addr add 3ffe:ffff:0:f101::1/64 dev eth0 
   

6.2.2. Using "ifconfig"

Usage:

# /sbin/ifconfig <interface> inet6 add <ipv6address>/<prefixlength>
   

Example:

# /sbin/ifconfig eth0 inet6 add 3ffe:ffff:0:f101::1/64 
   
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