Bug 175637 - ping6 tells "socket: Address family not supported by protocol"
ping6 tells "socket: Address family not supported by protocol"
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: iputils (Show other bugs)
3.7
All Linux
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Assigned To: Radek Vokal
Mike McLean
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Depends On: 175471
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Reported: 2005-12-13 11:54 EST by Ondrej Hudlicky
Modified: 2013-02-04 04:03 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-12-15 10:10:13 EST
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Description Ondrej Hudlicky 2005-12-13 11:54:08 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #175471 +++

Description of problem:
I can't use ping6 to ping IPv6 ressources:

# ping6 ::1
socket: Address family not supported by protocol
Comment 1 Radek Vokal 2005-12-14 04:51:08 EST
Patch exists, see
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=122176

Comment 2 Radek Vokal 2005-12-15 10:10:13 EST
 
> # ping6 ::1
> socket: Address family not supported by protocol

The ipv6 module was not loaded on the test machine. Please check 
lsmod | grep ipv6
insmod ipv6
ping6 ::1

Comment 3 Ondrej Hudlicky 2005-12-19 06:49:46 EST
You are right, the module was not loaded.
Now it works fine. Thanks.

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