Bad news... Barry Brimer wrote: > > > On Tue, 19 Aug 2008, Stephen Harris wrote: > >> On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 09:09:21AM -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote: >> >>> kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 2 >>> >>> Hey, wait a minute, I have in my /etc/modprobe.conf: alias net-pf-2 off >>> >>> WHAT GIVES HERE???? >> >> It's probably compiled into the kernel directly and not as a module. > > I'm not convinced .. you can start without network .. although that > may just load the interfaces .. I would chkconfig network off and boot > again. If net-pf-2 still loads in dmesg .. then I would believe it is > compiled in .. but probably being called from something in rc.sysinit. I disabled network. For all runlevels. Rebooted. Did not see any messages about starting loopback. Opened a terminal window and did a ifconfig. There was lo with 127.0.0.1 (along with ::1). pinged 127.0.0.1. Does not look good. looked at dmesg, grepping for NET. Families 16,2,1,17,10, and 31 registered. So looks like I am stuck with IPv4 no matter what. Unless there is some magic glue in rc.sysinit.