Re: Disable IPv6
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Adam Hardy wrote:
> James Brown on 07/10/10 15:52, wrote:
>> Adam Hardy wrote:
>>> Just a quick question - can I disable IPv6 for my whole machine?
>>> I mean apart from changing some kernel compilation flags.
>>> I have two software apps which are meant to be interacting with each
>>> other and with servers on the net, but they aren't and they aren't
>>> giving me much to go on, and their respective support teams are blaming
>>> each other for the resulting connectivity issues.
>>> This is only temporary (I hope) - it is a gateway machine I'm talking
>>> about - the apps are running on Windows on the LAN.
>>> I found this on the net:
>>> You can disable IPv6 system-wide by editing your module configuration
>>> file. This is usually one of /etc/odprobe.conf or
>>> /etc/modprobe.d/aliases, depending on your distro. Remove any references
>>> to IPv6 and add these two lines.
>>> alias net-pf-10 off
>>> alias ipv6 off
>>> Is that going to do the job fine for lenny?
>> What is your distro, your kernel?
>> For lenny's kernel 2.6.26 you can include the file ipv5.conf into the
>> directory /etc/modprobe.d with the next content:
>> blacklist ipv6
>> For the next versions of kernel (i.e. 2.6.32) you can include the words
>> "ipv6.disable=1" into /boot/grub/menu.lst such as the next:
>> kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-bpo.5-amd64
>> root=UUID=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ipv6.disable=1 ro
>> Or compile your own kernel withount ipv6 from sources.
> Yes, it's lenny 2.6.26.
> Are you sure you mean ipv5.conf? ipv4.conf or ipv6.conf surely?
> Google returns zero results for "ipv5.conf".
> I guess it shows what a neophyte in networking I am that I don't know
> whether there's an IPv5.
> PS Thanks to all for the suggestions for google search strings, but I
> did that already and was asking here to confirm it before I dive in and
> reboot my server with potentially dodgey config.
It is my mistake. sorry :)
Of cause, ipv6.conf
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