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Re: [PATCH rhel6-branch] Disable ipv6 on target system when using noipv6 option (#735791)



On Tue, Feb 07, 2012 at 09:21:37AM +0100, Radek Vykydal wrote:
> On 02/06/2012 08:27 PM, Brian C. Lane wrote:
> >On Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 03:43:45PM +0100, Radek Vykydal wrote:
> >>The option can be set in boot command line, in kickstart file using network
> >>command, and in loader UI. The option takes effect only if there is no device
> >>with configured ipv6.
> >>
> >>Resolves: rhbz#735791
> >>---
> >Wouldn't it be better to have this behave the same way noipv6 works for
> >kickstart instead of having 2 different ways to disable it?
> >
> 
> I don't understand what you mean.
> 
> We have
> - noipv6 boot option
> - network --noipv6 kickstart command option
> - checkbox for ipv6 support in Configure TCP/IP loader screen
> 
> Currently they just mean no ipv6 configuration in ifcfg file.
> The new behaviour should prevent also kernel ipv6 autoconfiguration
> by disabling the kernel module (which is the RFE).
> This will only happen if no device was configured for ipv6.

Ah, I think I see now. I was looking at the kickstart handling of noipv6
where it writes dev.set(("IPV6INIT", "no")) to the config file and
thinking it would be better to handle it like that, but that's going to
disable it per-interface not for the whole system.

So I'll ACK that.

-- 
Brian C. Lane | Anaconda Team | IRC: bcl #anaconda | Port Orchard, WA (PST8PDT)

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