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Re: IPV6INIT=no, but does anyway on local network



On Monday 06 October 2008, Phil Savoie wrote:
>Thomas Cameron wrote:
>> Gene Heskett wrote:
>>> Greetings;
>>>
>>> In /etc/sysconfig/ifcfg-eth0 I have the line as in the subject, but I
>>> note that bringing up eth0, at a fixed ipv4 address in the 192.168
>>> block, there is about a 5 second pause doing it, and ifconfig does
>>> report what looks like valid ipv6 addresses for both eth0 and lo.
>>>
>>> eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1F:C6:62:FC:BB
>>>           inet addr:192.168.71.3  Bcast:192.168.71.255
>>> Mask:255.255.255.0
>>>           inet6 addr: fe80::21f:c6ff:fe62:fcbb/64 Scope:Link
>>>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>>>           RX packets:52899 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>>>           TX packets:45100 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>>>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
>>>           RX bytes:34184438 (32.6 MiB)  TX bytes:26737247 (25.4 MiB)
>>>           Interrupt:22 Base address:0xa000
>>>
>>> lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
>>>           inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
>>>           inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
>>>           UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
>>>           RX packets:6888 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>>>           TX packets:6888 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>>>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
>>>           RX bytes:16987249 (16.2 MiB)  TX bytes:16987249 (16.2 MiB)
>>>
>>>
>>> How does one go about disabling that?
>>
>> What happens if you add:
>>
>> install ipv6 /bin/true
>>
>> to /etc/modprobe.conf?  Forgive me if that doesn't work, I don't have a
>> Fedora box to play with at the moment, only RHEL 5.
>>
>> TC
>
>I think a reboot may be necessary for this change to work.
>
>Phil

Expected.  And I also expect that the proper newer syntax in the ifcfg-eth0 
file would also fix it, and require only a "service network restart" to 
adjust the setting.

-- 
Cheers, Gene
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