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





--- On Tue, 10/7/08, Gene Heskett <gene heskett verizon net> wrote:

> From: Gene Heskett <gene heskett verizon net>
> Subject: Re: IPV6INIT=no, but does anyway on local network
> To: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
> Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 7:44 AM
> 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
> "There are four boxes to be used in defense of
> liberty:
>  soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that
> order."
> -Ed Howdershelt (Author)
> Don't try to outweird me, three-eyes.  I get stranger
> things than you free
> with my breakfast cereal.
> 		-- Zaphod Beeblebrox
> 
WHY make a career of it! I solved the same problem with:


http://blog.taragana.com/index.php/archive/how-to-disable-ipv6-on-fedora-linux-why/





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