Bug 472761 - IPV6INIT in ifcfg-lo disappears every time initscripts is upgraded
Summary: IPV6INIT in ifcfg-lo disappears every time initscripts is upgraded
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-24 13:04 UTC by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2014-03-17 03:16 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-11-25 15:10:17 UTC
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Description Jonathan Kamens 2008-11-24 13:04:24 UTC
Every time I upgrade initscripts (at least, I assume it's initscripts that's doing it, since ifcfg-lo is owned by initscripts), the setting "IPV6INIT=no" in ifcfg-lo disappears and I have to put it back by hand.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2008-11-24 19:14:42 UTC
Is there a reason you want it specifically there rather than in /etc/sysconfig/network?

Comment 2 Jonathan Kamens 2008-11-24 19:37:44 UTC
No specific reason.  I just want it somewhere that works. Isn't it conceivable that someone would want to enable IPv6 on some interfaces but not others?


Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2008-11-24 19:59:08 UTC
Yes, but I'm not seeing the point for loopback - even for those with security concerns, there's no addtional exposure there.

Comment 4 Jonathan Kamens 2008-11-25 01:52:59 UTC
VMware server doesn't work if IPv6 is active on any interface.

If I can disable IPv6 for all interfaces by putting it in /etc/sysconfig/network, great, I'm happy to do that, but surely the infrastructure should support disabling it on a per-interface basis, in which case why should loopback be treated any differently?

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2008-11-25 15:10:17 UTC
The best way to disable IPv6 entirely is to add 'install ipv6 /bin/true' to a modprobe.d file.

That being said, fixed in 

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