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veeruk101 06-14-2011 03:17 AM

What determines whether I should enable ipv6 when installing Linux?
 
What determines whether I should enable ipv6 when installing Linux? I'm totally new to it, so not sure whether it depends on my ISP, my hardware (network card or modem or router), my Linux kernel, my CentOS version (5.6), my requirements, etc.

So I'm not sure whether or not I should enable it. And if I were to, in the CentOS installation screen would I select 'Automatic neighbor discovery' or 'Dynamic IP configuration' or 'Manual configuration'? Thanks.

markush 06-14-2011 04:24 AM

Hello veeruk101,

it depends on your ISP, in most cases you will not need ipv6 yet.

"Dynamic IP-configuration" is DHCP and works with ipv4 as well. If you have a DHCP-server (a router which provides DHCP) you should use it instead of manually configuring your IP-configuration.

Markus


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