[rescue] Solaris IPv6 && Solaris 8 WAS::::::::::::::: Re: SS10 Accessories

Romain Dolbeau romain at dolbeau.org
Mon Nov 16 02:42:06 CST 2015

2015-11-16 5:28 GMT+01:00 Jerry Kemp <sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us>:

> Solaris 7 & 8 had IPv6.  As part of the OS.  I still have archived email
> correspondence dating back into the late 1990's from the Sun IPv6 users
> mailing list ( sun-ipv6-users at sunroof.eng.sun.com ) discussing IPv6
> issues on Solaris 7.

_Stock_ Solaris 7 doesn't; I've recently battled a recent 'glib' to compile
w/o IPv6. This is 7 11/99 + the 7_Recommended from Apr/07/06.

Solaris 8 has IPv6 out-of-the-box, we agree. It's a lot easier to compile
on a recent 8 than a 7. That, and gcc 4.7 is available (with enough recent
c++ feature for many packages) whereas 7 is stuck with 4.5...

> Also, I had always understood that IPv6 support on Solaris proper began
> with Solaris 2.6, and I was prepared to post that, based on memory from
> packages I used from playground.sun.com.   I went out to the Wayback
> Machine to document thing, (you know how memories are :(  ), and I
> discovered that the IPv6 protocol stack was available from download for
> usage on Solaris as early as version 2.5.

So it was available as an add-on, which I didn't know. Cool :-)

Does anyone know where I could find the add-on and related patches for
recent (everything is relative :-) ) Solaris 7? Moving forward in time in
the Wayback Machine, I found a reference to the Solaris 7 FCS package ("To
load *IPv6 for Solaris* you will need to be running *Solaris 7 FCS * (with
no patches installed)"), but it won't work on updated Solaris apparently
("This patch will NOT work with any of the UPDATE releases of Solaris 7
such as 3/99 and 5/99"). Newer references only mention Solaris 8...


Romain Dolbeau

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