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 5.0 (Lollipop) Yes[1][2] Yes No[3] Yes Supports ND-RDNSS in Android 5.0 and above. Does not support DHCPv6.[3] Suffers from intermittent loss of its unicast address on some phones.[4]
ChromeOS 67.0.3396.99 Yes Yes No No Does not support DHCPv6 or RDNSS.
Cisco IOS 15.3 Yes Yes Yes Yes[5] Support for RDNSS option as of 15.4(1)T, 15.3(2)S.
Cisco Meraki MX + MR + MX series No No No No [6] Devices can only carry / pass through IPv6 on bridge, but not route
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 Addon[9] Yes[10]
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] iOS supports stateless DHCPv6 since version 4 and stateful DHCPv6 since 4.3.1.
Juniper JUNOS 14.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes RDNSS support introduced in JUNOS 14.1[14]
macOS Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) Yes Yes Yes[15] Yes[16] Versions 10.7 through 10.10 often prefer IPv4 even when working IPv6 connectivity is available.[17] Versions 10.11 and up will prioritize IPV6 Traffic in spec with Happy Eyeballs.[18]
MeeGo 1.2 No[19] Yes[20] No Yes[21]
NetBSD 7.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
OpenBSD 5.2 Yes Yes Addon[9] Yes RDNSS is only supported for rtadvd so far.
openSUSE 42.1 (Leap) Yes[22] Yes Yes Yes openSUSE Leap 42.1 is a hybrid distribution using source code from SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 1.
OpenVMS 8.3 Yes Yes No No
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[23] Yes Yes[9] Yes
Solaris 10 Yes Yes Yes No Not enabled by default.
Solaris 11 Yes Yes Yes Yes[24]
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Yes[25] Yes Yes Yes
Symbian 7.0 Yes Yes No No [3][permanent dead link]
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 [26]
Windows NT [includes
Windows 10 Mobile]
5.1 (XP) Yes No Addon[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)[27]
6.X (Vista), 7, 8, 8.1, 10 RTM-Anniversary Update Yes[28] Yes Yes[9] No dnssd-win32 provides an open source implementation of ND RDNSS[29]
10 Creators Update Yes[28] Yes Yes[9] Yes Windows 10 Creators Update introduces support for RFC 8106 (6106) RDNSS.
Windows Mobile 6.5 Yes Yes Lite[30] 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 Windows Phone 8 might have some support.[31]
8(.1)[32] Yes Yes Yes No Private lab research. No privacy extensions (RFC4941).
z/OS V1R4.0 Yes Yes No[33]
z/VM V5R1.0 Yes Yes No No [34]
z/VSE V4R2 Addon[35] No Via a third party TCP/IP stack, IP6/VSE from Barnard Software, Inc.

Notes[edit]

  • 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Support IPv6
  2. ^ Support connecting to IPv6-only wireless networks
  3. ^ a b Support for DHCPv6 (RFC 3315)
  4. ^ Issue 32662: Frequently ignores ICMPv6 RAs and other multicast traffic
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Meraki IPv6 Device Compatibility
  7. ^ a b c "Fedora 9 Installation Guide Chapter 9. Network Configuration". Fedora Project. 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. ^ http://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_US/junos14.1/topics/reference/configuration-statement/dns-server-address-edit-protocols-router-advertisement.html
  15. ^ nanog: Mac OS X Lion has DHCPv6
  16. ^ nanog: Re: Mac OS X 10.7, still no DHCPv6
  17. ^ [RIPE Labs: https://labs.ripe.net/Members/emileaben/hampered-eyeballs Hampering Eyeballs - Observations on Two "Happy Eyeballs" Implementations]
  18. ^ [IEEE Mailing List: https://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/v6ops/current/msg22455.html [v6ops] Apple and IPv6 - Happy Eyeballs]
  19. ^ "Bug 10984 - IPv6 Support declaration". Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  20. ^ "Bug 10049 - No IPv6 in handset UX". Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  21. ^ "rtnl: Receive notification of RDNSS from IPv6 router advertisements".[permanent dead link]
  22. ^ Release Notes for openSUSE Leap 42.1.
  23. ^ IPv6 Ready Logo Program Approved List.
  24. ^ [2].
  25. ^ Release Notes for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.
  26. ^ "Palm Pre Plus - IPv6 support". Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  27. ^ DHCPv6: Dibbler - a portable DHCPv6
  28. ^ a b IPv6 Ready Logo Program Approved List.
  29. ^ rdnssd-win32 | Free software downloads at SourceForge.net
  30. ^ "DHCPv6 Lite Registry Settings".
  31. ^ "IPv6 Support Coming With Windows Phone 8". Archived from the original on 2012-05-07.
  32. ^ https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/network/hh994905.aspx
  33. ^ "z/OS V1R12.0 Communications Server IPv6 Network and Application Design Guide".
  34. ^ "z/VM IPv6 Support".
  35. ^ "About z/VSE".

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