Bug 126232 - cannot turn off IPv6
cannot turn off IPv6
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 125587
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2004-06-17 15:55 EDT by Florin Andrei
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 14:04:07 EST
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Description Florin Andrei 2004-06-17 15:55:23 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040116

Description of problem:
At the end of /etc/sysconfig/network i added this line:

NETWORKING_IPV6=no

Then did a reboot.
However, that did not turn off IPv6: the ipv6 module still loaded up,
the interfaces were still having IPv6 addresses.

Then i added this line to /etc/modprobe.conf:

install ipv6 /bin/true

That turned off IPv6.

It looks like the NETWORKING_IPV6 is not honored by the start-up scripts.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
initscripts-7.53-1

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.doh, see above
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Actual Results:  doh, see above

Expected Results:  doh, see above

Additional info:

This is a FC2 system on an AthlonXP, kept up-to-date with yum.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-06-29 00:49:22 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 125587 ***
Comment 2 Kenneth Porter 2004-07-12 16:47:39 EDT
For me, lsmod currently shows 28 clients for the ipv6 module on one
system, 18 on another, but no indication of what they are. (The first
system has more interfaces.) How might one determine that? That should
help in figuring out what's pulling it into memory.
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 14:04:07 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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