IPv6 Network Management Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Release 3S
IPv6 HTTP(S)
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IPv6 HTTP(S)

IPv6 HTTP(S)

Hypertext Transfer Protocol server HTTP(S) is a Cisco IPv6 embedded management component. Cisco IPv6 embedded management components have IPv6-compliant operability in IPv6 and hybrid IPv6 and IPv4 networks.

Finding Feature Information

Your software release may not support all the features documented in this module. For the latest caveats and feature information, see Bug Search Tool and the release notes for your platform and software release. To find information about the features documented in this module, and to see a list of the releases in which each feature is supported, see the feature information table at the end of this module.

Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to www.cisco.com/​go/​cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

Information About IPv6 HTTP(S)

Cisco IPv6 Embedded Management Components

Cisco embedded management components have IPv6-compliant operability in IPv6 and dual-stack IPv6 and IPv4 networks.

HTTP(S) IPv6 Support

This feature allows the HTTP(S) client and server to support IPv6 addresses.

The HTTP server in Cisco software can service requests from both IPv6 and IPv4 HTTP clients. When the HTTP(S) server accepts a connection from a client, the server determines whether the client is an IPv4 or IPv6 host. The address family, IPv4 or IPv6, for the accept socket call is then chosen accordingly. The listening socket continues to listen for both IPv4 and IPv6 connections.

The HTTP client in Cisco software can send requests to both IPv4 and IPv6 HTTP servers.

When you use the IPv6 HTTP client, URLs with literal IPv6 addresses must be formatted using the rules listed in RFC 2732.

How to Configure IPv6 HTTP(S)

Disabling HTTP Access to an IPv6 Device

HTTP access over IPv6 is automatically enabled if an HTTP server is enabled and the device has an IPv6 address. If the HTTP server is not required, it should be disabled.

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    enable

    2.    configure terminal

    3.    no ip http server


DETAILED STEPS
      Command or Action Purpose
    Step 1 enable


    Example:
    Device> enable
     

    Enables privileged EXEC mode.

    • Enter your password if prompted.
     
    Step 2 configure terminal


    Example:
    Device# configure terminal
     

    Enters global configuration mode.

     
    Step 3 no ip http server


    Example:
    Device(config)# no ip http server
     

    Disables HTTP access.

     

    Configuration Examples for IPv6 HTTP(S)

    Example: Disabling HTTP Access to the Device

    In the following example, the show running-config command is used to show that HTTP access is disabled on the device:

    Device# show running-config
    
    Building configuration...
    !
    Current configuration : 1490 bytes
    !
    version 12.2
    !
    hostname Device
    !
    no ip http server
    !
    line con 0
    line aux 0
    line vty 0 4

    Additional References

    Related Documents

    Related Topic

    Document Title

    Cisco IOS commands

    Cisco IOS Master Command List, All Releases

    IP access list commands

    Cisco IOS Security Command Reference

    Configuring IP access lists

    “Creating an IP Access List and Applying It to an Interface”

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    http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​cisco/​web/​support/​index.html

    Feature Information for IPv6 HTTP(S)

    The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

    Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to www.cisco.com/​go/​cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

    Table 1 Feature Information for IPv6 HTTP(S)

    Feature Name

    Releases

    Feature Information

    IPv6 HTTP(S)

    12.2(33)SB

    12.2(33)SRC

    12.2(50)SY

    12.4(20)T

    15.0(1)SY

    Cisco IOS XE Release 3.8S

    This feature enables the HTTP(S) client and server to support IPv6 addresses.

    The following command was modified: ip http server.