Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 126232
cannot turn off IPv6
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:46:13 EDT
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Description of problem:
At the end of /etc/sysconfig/network i added this line:
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.doh, see above
Actual Results: doh, see above
Expected Results: doh, see above
This is a FC2 system on an AthlonXP, kept up-to-date with yum.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 125587 ***
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.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.