Disable IPv6 by default.

"Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" johannbg at hi.is
Thu Sep 13 15:01:25 UTC 2007

John Reiser wrote:
>> I use ipv6 daily.  why should i go through extra steps when having both 
>> enabled does not hurt people with ipv4 only connections?
> Perhaps you've heard of the recommended policy "turn off all unused services"?
> Enabling IPv6 wastes RAM (several dozen pages) and is a security risk
> when the only connections used are IPv4.
> Just publicize the easy OFF switch:
> ----- /etc/modprobe.conf
> alias net-pf-10 off
> -----
Hear Hear...

Best regards.
              Johann B.


Johann B. Gudmundsson. RHCE,CCSA
Unix System Engineer.
IT Management.
Reiknistofnun University of Iceland.
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