[CentOS] Disable IPV6
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Wed Nov 29 19:49:57 UTC 2006
Aleksandar Milivojevic wrote:
> Quoting Tom Brown <tom at ng23.net>:
>> On a CentOS 4.x box how does one disable IPV6?
>> Is adding "alias net-pf-10 off" to the end of modprobe.conf and a
>> reboot still the 'standard' way of doing this ?
> Yes, it is the only way of doing it. That alias will simply disable
> automatic loading of ipv6 kernel module. You can still load it manually
> (using modprobe).
> In 2.4 kernels ipv6 kernel module was not automatically loaded. If you
> wanted ipv6 module to automatically be loaded in 2.4 kernels, you had to
> use "alias net-pf-10 ipv6". In 2.6 kernels, default was changed to
> autoload the ipv6 module if userland application needs IPv6. Nowdays,
> almost all network daemons are IPv6 enabled. Triggering the load of
> ipv6 kernel module as system services are started (unless you disabled
> autoloading of ipv6).
this question has been asked so many times on the list that we should
add it to the FAQ
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