IPv6 is explicitly disabled

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Thu May 24 19:42:30 UTC 2007

On Thursday 24 May 2007 15:34:36 Steve Hill wrote:
> 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)?

During your install, did you enable IPV6?

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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