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Solaris IPv6

Hi, Anybody who worked with IPv6 on Solaris 8.
I want to get rid of IPv6 (Uninstall).

Any comments ...ideas...will be highly appreciated.
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By default IPv6 came with the package in Solairs 8. And it functionalities are wide. Ex:

- Expanded Routing and Addressing: IPv6 increases the IP address size from 32 bits to 128 bits to support increased levels of addressing hierarchy, provide a far greater number of addressable nodes, and allow auto-configuration of addresses. Of the 128 bits, 48 bits are reserved for public topology, 16 bits to design a site topology, and 64 bits to identify a machine in a subnet. This provides support for 65K subnets with a virtually infinite number of hosts per subnet.

- IP Security: IPv6 is a better platform for implementing security through IPSec because IPv6 restores end-to-end IP connectivity. This security functionality was lost due to the introduction of NAT (Network Address Translator) boxes.

Cant figure out why you want to remove/uninstall it. I give two opinions above so that maybe you will change your mind not to uninstall.
# 3  
IP v 6

Thanks for your info.
# 4  
Thanks for your information.
Problem is that we are using IPv4 in all unix servers in our environment. Will there be any problem if I use IPv6 alongwith IPv4 on Sun box. We already configured the box on IPv4 and we just want to bring down IPv6.
See below
lo0: flags=1000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 8232 index 1
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask ff000000
hme0: flags=1000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 2
inet 142.xxx.xxx.xxx netmask fffffc00 broadcast 142.xxx.xxx.xxx
ether 8:0:20:ea:3f:0
lo0: flags=2000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv6> mtu 8252 index 1
inet6 ::1/128
hme0: flags=2000841<UP,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv6> mtu 1500 index 2
ether 8:0:20:ea:3f:0
inet6 fe80::a00:20ff:feea:3f00/10
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There should be no problem using IPv6 in your environment. Since your network is assumed to be pure IPv4, the IPv6 components will simply not be used.
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