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Old 10-20-2009, 09:31 PM   #1
mf93
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problems disabling ipv6 in debian testing with ath5k


Alright so my router does not support ipv6 and so I went about disabling ipv6(which was simple in lenny) i created a 00local.conf with
Code:
install ipv6 /bin/true
alias net-pf-10 off
alias ipv6 off
in blacklists.conf i blacklisted ipv6
Code:
blacklist ipv6
blacklist net-pf-10
and I disabled ipv6 in proc/sys/net/ipv6/all/disable_ipv6
Code:
# echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/all/disable_ipv6
# cat /proc/sys/net/ipv6/all/disable_ipv6
1
# ifconfig wlan0 down
# ifconfig wlan0 up
And the only thing that worked was when I changed the 0 to 1 in disable_ipv6, and although my repositories still didnt work properly
I figured a reboot would fix that. However, on reboot it was disabled again and my repositories still did not work properly...
So i think editing the .bash_profile would allow me to auto disable every reboot but that still doesn't fix the repositories
I can connect to fpt://ftp.debian.org and http://ftp.debian.org and http://ftp.us.debian.org through iceweasel but not in my repos any help?

Last edited by mf93; 10-24-2009 at 01:39 PM.
 
Old 10-24-2009, 01:37 PM   #2
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ok heres how I fixed it---
Code:
# pico /etc/sysctl.conf
net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6=1
net.ipv6.conf.ath0.disable_ipv6=1
net.ipv6.conf.eth0.disable_ipv6=1

# reboot
put those 3 lines near the top of the file...and you may have to replace ath0 with wlan0 or the like because I switched to MADWIFI drivers and ath0 is specific to that driver
 
  


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