IPv6 is explicitly disabled

Steve Hill steve at nexusuk.org
Thu May 24 19:34:36 UTC 2007

I'm running rawhide and have 2 files in /etc/modprobe.d which are not 
owned by any package and both contain the line "install ipv6 /bin/true". 
The files are called disable-ipv6 and disable-ipv6-0 - with these files 
present the ipv6 module is never loaded and therefore IPv6 will never 
work, even when you explicitly configure the network to use IPv6 and have 
a router advertising itself.

This seems like a backwards step - it causes problems for those of us who 
use IPv6 networks in our day to day lives and doesn't exactly help promote 
the badly needed migration towards IPv6.

Is there a good reason for disabling IPv6 by default (it's worth noting 
that not only did previous releases of Fedora enable it by default, but so 
does Mac OS X and I believe Windows Vista)?


  - Steve
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