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Comparison of IPv6 support in operating systems

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This is a comparison of operating systems in regard to their support of the IPv6 protocol.

OS Version Claimed IPv6-ready Installed by default DHCPv6 ND RDNSS Notes
AIX 4.3 Yes Yes Yes No
AlliedWare Plus 5.4.4 Yes Yes Yes No
Android 4.2 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Yes[1][2] Yes No[3] Yes
ChromeOS 67.0.3396.99 Yes Yes No Yes
Cisco IOS 15.3 Yes Yes Yes Yes[4] Support for RDNSS option as of 15.4(1)T, 15.3(2)S.
Cisco Meraki MR series 28.1 and later Yes Yes No Yes Devices support DHCPv6 for clients but not for themselves.[5]
MX & MX series No No No No Devices can only carry/pass through IPv6 on bridge, but not route.[6]
Debian 3.0 (woody) Yes Yes Yes Yes RDNSS support with "rdnssd" and "resolvconf" or "openresolve" packages.
Fedora 13 Yes Yes[7] Yes[7] Yes[7]
FreeBSD 9.0 Yes[8] Yes Add-on[9] Yes[10]
FreeDOS 1.3 No No No No
HP-UX 11i Yes Yes Yes Yes [11]
IBM i 7.1 Yes Yes Yes No [12]
iOS 4.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes[13]
Juniper JUNOS 14.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes RDNSS support introduced in JunOS 14.1[14]
LibreELEC 9.2.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mageia 7+ Yes Yes Yes Yes Mageia has had full support for IPv6 only and IPv4 + IPv6 since Mageia 7, as well as continuing to support IPv4 only systems.[15]
macOS Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) Yes Yes Yes[16] Yes[17] Versions 10.7 through 10.10 often prefer IPv4 even when working IPv6 connectivity is available.[18] Versions 10.11 and up will prioritize IPv6 Traffic in spec with Happy Eyeballs.[19]
MeeGo 1.2 No[20] Yes[21] No Yes[22]
NetBSD 7.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nintendo Switch 17.0.1 No No ? ?
OpenBSD 6.6 Yes Yes Add-on[9] Yes RDNSS is only supported for rad(8) so far. As of 6.6, OpenBSD still does not favor IPv6 connectivity if there is IPv4 connectivity.[citation needed]
openSUSE 42.1 (Leap) Yes[23] Yes Yes Yes
OpenVMS 8.3 Yes Yes No No
PlayStation 4 v3.50 No No Yes[24] ?
5 Yes Yes Yes ?
ReactOS 0.4.11 No No No No Though ReactOS itself has no IPv6 support, ReactOS Foundation services are all IPv6 enabled.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Yes[25] Yes Yes[9] Yes
Solaris 11 Yes Yes Yes Yes[26]
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Yes[27] Yes Yes Yes
Symbian 7.0 Yes Yes No No [1][permanent dead link]
Tizen (Smart TVs) 1420.0 Yes Yes ? ? [28]
1622.4 Yes Yes ? ?
Ubuntu All supported versions Yes Yes Yes Yes RDNSS support available so long as NetworkManager uses IPv6 "Automatic" setting, otherwise "rdnssd" package required.
webOS 2.1.0 No No No No [29]
Windows NT (includes
Windows 10 Mobile, and Xbox One onwards)
5.1 (XP) Yes No Add-on[9] No Windows XP users can use Dibbler, an open source DHCPv6 implementation. --update: Windows XP fully supports IPv6- but NOT IPv6 DNS queries (nslookup)[30]
6.x (Vista, 7, 8, 8.1), 10 RTM-Anniversary Update Yes[31] Yes Yes[9] No dnssd-win32 provides an open source implementation of ND RDNSS[32]
10 Creators Update and later Yes[31] Yes Yes[9] Yes Windows 10 Creators Update introduces support for RFC 8106 (6106) RDNSS.
Windows Mobile 6.5 Yes Yes Lite[33] No If the OEM explicitly unsets the SYSGEN_TCPIP6 pre-processor symbol, the built image will not have any IPv6 capabilities.
Windows Phone 7.5 No No No No
8(.1)[34] Yes Yes Yes No Private lab research. No privacy extensions (RFC4941).
z/OS V1R4.0 Yes Yes No[35] ?
z/VM V5R1.0 Yes Yes No No [36]
z/VSE V4R2 Add-on[37] No ? ? Via a third party TCP/IP stack, IP6/VSE from Barnard Software, Inc.


  • Operating systems that support neither DHCPv6 nor SLAAC cannot automatically configure unicast IPv6 addresses.
  • Operating systems that support neither DHCPv6 nor ND RDNSS cannot automatically configure name servers in an IPv6-only environment.


  1. ^ Support IPv6
  2. ^ Support connecting to IPv6-only wireless networks
  3. ^ Support for DHCPv6 (RFC 3315)
  4. ^ "Cisco IOS IPv6 Command Reference - IPv6 Commands: Ipv6 mo to ipv6 ospf da [Support]".
  5. ^ "IPv6 Support on MR Access Points". Cisco Meraki. 3 May 2021.
  6. ^ "IPv6 Device Compatibility". Cisco Meraki. 5 October 2020.
  7. ^ a b c "Fedora 9 Installation Guide Chapter 9. Network Configuration". Fedora Project. Archived from the original on 2011-02-25. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
  8. ^ FreeBSD Handbook.
  9. ^ a b c d e f IPv6 Operating Systems.
  10. ^ FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE Release Notes.
  11. ^ "HP-UX 11i IPv6". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2011-04-15.
  12. ^ "IBM i 7.1 Information Center, Configuring IPv6".
  13. ^ iPhone IPv6 Debugging Simplified with Ip6config — The IPv6 Experts.net
  14. ^ "DNS-server-address | ICMP Router Discovery Protocol User Guide | Juniper Networks TechLibrary".
  15. ^ "30588 – off topic discussion of Mageia ipv6 support".
  16. ^ nanog: Mac OS X Lion has DHCPv6
  17. ^ nanog: Re: Mac OS X 10.7, still no DHCPv6
  18. ^ [RIPE Labs: https://labs.ripe.net/Members/emileaben/hampered-eyeballs Hampering Eyeballs - Observations on Two "Happy Eyeballs" Implementations]
  19. ^ [IEEE Mailing List: https://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/v6ops/current/msg22455.html [v6ops] Apple and IPv6 - Happy Eyeballs]
  20. ^ "Bug 10984 - IPv6 Support declaration". Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  21. ^ "Bug 10049 - No IPv6 in handset UX". Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  22. ^ "rtnl: Receive notification of RDNSS from IPv6 router advertisements".[permanent dead link]
  23. ^ Release Notes for openSUSE Leap 42.1 Archived 2016-03-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  24. ^ "IPv6 support in the PlayStation 4". Tore Anderson (GitHub). 15 June 2016. Archived from the original on 7 March 2024. Retrieved 30 March 2024. 1. It supports DHCPv6. Since the DHCPv6 client runs in user space, this strongly indicates that it's a deliberate move by Sony.
  25. ^ IPv6 Ready Logo Program Approved List.
  26. ^ "Oracle Solaris IPv6 Implementation - Configuring and Administering Oracle Solaris 11.1 Networks".
  27. ^ Release Notes for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.
  28. ^ "How to Connect Your Samsung TV to Wi-Fi". Guiding Tech. 7 June 2023. Retrieved 2 April 2024. You can confirm the Wi-Fi network status and check other details like IP settings, DNS settings, and IPv6 using the steps below.
  29. ^ "Palm Pre Plus - IPv6 support". Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  30. ^ "DHCPv6: Dibbler - a portable DHCPv6". Archived from the original on 2009-02-12. Retrieved 2011-09-24.
  31. ^ a b IPv6 Ready Logo Program Approved List.
  32. ^ rdnssd-win32|Free software downloads at SourceForge.net
  33. ^ "DHCPv6 Lite Registry Settings". 18 November 2015.
  34. ^ "IPv6 Support in Microsoft Products and Services". Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  35. ^ "z/OS V1R12.0 Communications Server IPv6 Network and Application Design Guide".
  36. ^ "z/VM IPv6 Support". February 2007.
  37. ^ "About z/VSE".

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