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Another method, based on the same idea but for another selection of distros:
Create a file in /etc/modprobe.d called something like 'ipv6.conf' or whatever. Inside it, put the following:
alias ipv6 off
alias net-pf-10 off
and inside the networking config script ( on my Slackware-esque system, this is rc.inet1.conf ) place the following:
As mentioned by the earlier poster, we don't know your distro; putting this in your profile so that it appears in the sidebar, will help folks answer you more accurately.
PS - if you are interested, and you use Firefox, there is an about:config option which disables IPv6 within the browser, thereby (reputedly) making the browser a little quicker because it doesn't try to resolve/deal-with IPv6, and focuses fully on IPv4. I cannot recall the syntax of the option, but you can easily find this info via Google or similar means.
Last edited by GrapefruiTgirl; 07-28-2009 at 06:40 AM.
Reason: added FF info.
Well, I'm also very surprised... but reading other web page found the samething :S http://www.vincentverhagen.nl/2007/0...v6-on-red-hat/
First I tried to restart the network service but didnt work, so I rebooted the machine.
And Sasha, I dont understand what you are talking about because I'm trying to disable IPv6 so obviously if I reboot the host, IPv6 must not appears using ifconfig command, could you explain your point?
The link you found clearly shows the steps you need to take to accomplish what you are after.
My suggestion (while it may or may not work) of switching to init 1 and then back to a multi-user runlevel (3/4/5) makes no particular point; it was just an idea that one might try if for some reason they were dead set against rebooting the machine.
Many of the configuration scripts & other binaries, which set up the machine during a boot, are not executed when booting into init 1. Therefore, by switching to level 1 and back, the system would RE-execute almost all of the config scripts that it would normally execute at a bootup, thereby hopefully picking up the IPv6 changes and disabling IPv6.
Either way, it seems you have found your answer, and that's the important part-- if this is true, you can mark your thread as [solved] using the 'Thread Tools' dropdown menu above