Disable IPv6 by default.

Simo Sorce ssorce at redhat.com
Sat Sep 15 16:40:38 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-09-15 at 13:59 +0200, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-09-15 at 08:45 -0200, Thomas M Steenholdt wrote:
> > This is just not worth changing defaults over. IPv6 is the future 
> > (whether you like it or not), so lets just leave it there to be as ready 
> > as possible when the ship sails. I haven't swithced to IPv6 either, but 
> > it takes less that 30 secs to disable it on a newly installed system. 30 
> > secs that I can easily spare on this. 
> A whole 30 seconds? You can actually get proper IPv6 connectivity in
> that amount of time, if you have a public IPv4 address:
> echo IPV6_DEFAULTDEV=tun6to4 >> /etc/sysconfig/network
> echo IPV6INIT=yes    >> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
> echo IPV6TO4INIT=yes >> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
> More details, and how to set it up to route for a whole subnet of
> machines so that all you have to do is plug them in, at
> http://linux.yyz.us/ipv6-fc2-howto.html

Ok, I tried out this one, and it works as long as you manually usef
ifup/ifdown, but as soon as NetworkManager gets in the equation nothing
Is there a way to configure NetworkManager to do 6-to-4 ?
I use NM to quickly activate the VPN and to easily jump on WiFi
Nnetworks, so if I have to choose between IPV6 and NM, right now I have
to choose NM.


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