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Thread: Check something in Suse 11.1 - ipv6 disabled

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    Default Check something in Suse 11.1 - ipv6 disabled

    I noticed this on my computer and I was wondering if anyone was missing this as well. I was disabling ipv6 following this guide that oldcpu gave me SDBisabling IPv6 completely - openSUSE

    I was missing a part though. In modprobe.conf there was nothing in there that was
    Code:
    alias net-pf-10 ipv6
    Is this just my .conf file or are others missing this as well? I think it is just on the newer version of suse.

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    Default Re: Check something in Suse 11.1 - ipv6 disabled

    You can disable it easily with Yast. Open Yast and go to Network Devices>Network Settings> And then uncheck the "Enable IPV6" box. After a reboot, it will be disabled. An easy way to check is with
    Code:
    ip a | grep inet6
    in a terminal. If this returns nothing, it is disabled.
    Klaatu Barada Nikto

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    Default Re: Check something in Suse 11.1 - ipv6 disabled

    FYI, that tutorial won't work with kernel 2.6.30 and after. IPV6 is integrated into the kernel, and not as a blockable module anymore. You can add ipv6.disable=1 to your menu.lst with 2.6.30 and newer kernels to get rid of it.
    Klaatu Barada Nikto

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    Default Re: Check something in Suse 11.1 - ipv6 disabled

    I know you cn disable it through yast...but I don't think that disables it completly as the tutorial says.

    I was just wondering if it was an update in 11.1 that was missing a line. If so, the tutorial is a bit outdated and might need to be edited. I was looking for that line for a while thinking I was doing something wrong, but I beleive that it just doesn't exist anymore on an updated version.

    Thanks for the info though

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    Default Re: Check something in Suse 11.1 - ipv6 disabled

    It is very possible that some of the config files have changed. Opensuse uses a non standard filesystem(some things are moved from the default). That tutorial was last edited in 2007. If
    ip a | grep inet6 didn't return anything, then I wouldn't worry.
    Klaatu Barada Nikto

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