How to Add IPv6 Address on Ubuntu

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In this tutorial, we will explain how to add IPv6 Address on your Ubuntu Server.


  • Interface: eth0
  • IPv6 Address: 2001:19c0:000e:0013:8000:0000:0000:0602/120
  • IPv6 Gateway: 2001:19c0:000e:0013:8000:0000:0000:0601


Log your Ubuntu server by SSH and open the network config file

nano /etc/network/interfaces


Add the following block in your config

iface eth0 inet6 static
pre-up modprobe ipv6
address 2001:19c0:000e:0013:8000:0000:0000:0602
netmask 120
gateway 2001:19c0:000e:0013:8000:0000:0000:0601


Restart your network

service networking restart


Check if your IPv6 is bind to the interface

ip -6 addr show


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