4.0 Installing eDirectory on Linux and Windows with IPv6 Addresses

eDirectory 8.8 SP8 supports both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. You can enable IPv6 addresses during the eDirectory installation process. If you are upgrading from a previous version, you must manually enable IPv6 addresses.

eDirectory 8.8 SP8 supports Dual IP stack, Tunneling, and Pure IPv6 transition methods. It supports only the global IP addresses. For example,

  • [2015::12]

  • [2015::12]:524

There is no change in the eDirectory functionality on IPv6 addresses from IPv4 addresses except that you must specify IPv6 addresses within square braces [ ]. Also, you can use hostname instead of an IP address. If you are using the hostname, you must specify it in the etc\hosts file and associate it with the IPv6 address.

The following are examples of some of the eDirectory utilities with IPv6 addresses:

ndsstat -h [6015:abc:def:123:456:12:0:123]
ndsstat -h [6015:abc:def:123:456:12:0:123]:524
ndslogin -h [2015::4] admin.organization
ndscheck -h [6015:abc:def:123:456:12:0:123] -a admin.organization -w password
ldapadd -h [2015::4] -p 389 -D cn=admin,o=organization -w password -f adduser.ldif
ldapdelete -h [6015:abc:def:123:456:12:0:123] -p 389 -D cn=admin,o=organization -w password cn=user21,o=organization
ldapmodify -h [2015::4] -p 389 -D cn=admin,o=organization -w password -f modify.ldif
ldapsearch -h [6015:abc:def:123:456:12:0:123] -p 389 -D cn=admin,o=organization -w password -b o=organization objectclass=inetorgperson

eDirectory 8.8 SP8 does not support Link local, IPv4-mapped IPv6, and IPv4-compatible IPv6 address types.

The following sections describe how to install and configure NetIQ eDirectory 8.8 SP8 on Linux and Windows where IPv6 is already configured:

For information about the differences in the Linux and Windows platforms for IPv6, see Listeners for Unspecified IPv6 Addresses in Linux and Windows in the NetIQ eDirectory 8.8 SP8 Troubleshooting Guide.