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Re: ipv6, kill it once and for all



Mauriat M [mirandam gmail com] wrote:
> On 8/27/07, Henry Ritzlmayr <fedora-list rc0 at> wrote:
> >
> > I have the exact same lines in /etc/modprobe.conf and they work like
> > charm (see below). How did the uncommented lines get into
> > your /etc/modprobe.conf? - Try deleting them and recreate them from
> > scratch (unseen special characters).
> >
> > alias net-pf-10 off
> > alias ipv6 off
> >
> 
> Are you using FC6? As I understand, that method no longer works in Fedora 7.
> You must totally prevent the ipv6 module from loading as was stated previously.
> I think an alternate method would be to blacklist ipv6.ko altogether:
> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
> 
> >
> > In /etc/sysconfig/network I had to change the line
> >
> > NETWORKING_IPV6=yes
> >
> > to
> >
> > NETWORKING_IPV6=no
> >
> > to completely get rid of IPV6.
> >
> > Henry
> >
> 
> That option I believe was removed for Fedora 7.
> 
> It was pointed out to me that if there's a *real* problem which is
> solved by disabling IPv6, then that's not normal -- that means there's
> a bug either in Fedora or more likely a problem with the local network
> (or nameservers) which should be reported and fixed.
> 
> Chances are you should report the problem to your ISP or network
> admin. I understand that's not easy for everyone. If you believe it is
> Fedora specific use bugzilla.
> 
> -Mauriat
> 
Mauriat, check /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth0.  In that
file (assuming you use eth0) you will still, in FC7, find a line for
IPV6INIT=no.


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