Solaris IPv6 Packages
By Dan Anderson-Oracle on Dec 01, 2008
Solaris 10 & OpenSolaris
are IPv6 Ready
(phase I and II)
Most Solaris applications support IPv6 out-of-the box (for example, Apache web server, Mozilla Firefox, FTP, SSH, Sendmail, etc.). However, there's a few of my favorite applications that have IPv6 capabilities missing. These are either not available in standard Solaris OS, or the Solaris-built version is missing a special source patch for IPv6, the Solaris-built version didn't enable IPv6 features, or a newer version of the software is required for IPv6.
For these reasons, I have a small collection of Solaris packages that have IPv6 functionality. These packages are built for Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris, SPARC and x86. These are SVR4-format packages that install with pkgadd or similar tools. They are also available at the OpenSolaris IPS Repository at http://dan.drydog.com:10000/ if you prefer to use OpenSolaris Package Manager or pkg(1). In any case, the packages install under /usr/local/ These packages are unsupported and are provided "as is" under these terms and conditions.
ISC's Lynx, a screen-oriented web browser. These packages have SSL and IPv6 enabled (uses text-based curses instead of a graphical GUI).
Lynx is not a part of Solaris OS. Some versions of Solaris has Links, which is similar, but doesn't support IPv6 (it's on their TODO list).
Mike Gleason's NcFTP, a screen-oriented FTP (file transfer) client (uses text-based curses instead of a graphical GUI). I built this version with a source patch from KAME to enable IPv6 on NcFTP.
David Mills' NTP (Network Time Protocol) software. This version has IPv6 enabled and NTP 4 features not in the ancient, out-of-the-box Solaris version, NTP 3 (CR 6580659).
- Tin, a screen-oriented USENET NNTP newsreader client (uses text-based curses instead of a graphical GUI). These packages have IPv6 enabled. Tin requires package SUNWicu (Unicode). Tin is not provided with Solaris OS. See http://www.tin.org/