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Old 06-29-2005, 12:50 PM   #1
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Question Have ipv6 loading and only want ipv4

Hi all,
I have the ipv6 module running and would like to only run ipv4. How do just run ipv4? is it as simple as not loading the ipv6 module or do I have to recompile my kernel?
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Old 06-29-2005, 03:19 PM   #2
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Having it enabled shouldn't be causing any problems, you can probably disable the loading of the ipv6 module in /etc/modules.conf but I don't see why it would matter.
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Noth is right. Unless you have an ipv6 gateway to the internet, ipv6 basically just sits there and does nothing.
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Hi and thanks Noth and Reefshark, I have three interfaces, an Ethernet, embedded Atheros abg and a Proxim PCMCIA bg card. At this point I am manually loading the two wireless interfaced using t"ifconfig ath0 inet". when I do an ifconfig all three show inet6 and there is a sit0 6 to 4 tunnel interface that shows as well with the ip address of my Ethernet interface and a derived ipv6 address. I am having trouble getting the Ethernet side of my wireless cards working, the 802.11 side is fine and being a newbie to this linux stuff I think I did to much reading and jumped to a conclusion (probably incorrect and not a good thing to do anyway!) and since the interfaces come up fine and shows RX and TX traffic but many many errors I thought I the ipv6 was the problem. The Ethernet interface works OK!!!
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Anyway to dissable IPv6 for a 2.6 kernel (at least for fedora), take a look at this:


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