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Re: need to disable IPv6
>> how do I disable IPv6 on NetBSD 5.1?
> try unloading the ipv6 kernel module & at boot time
"modstat" doesn't list any modules at all.
Dave B <spam%y2012.dberg.net@localhost> wrote:
> ifconfig fxp0 inet6 delete 'fe80::218:f3ff:fead:85bd'
Cool! That removed the IPv6 address from the external interface!
However that doesn't seem to affect how a request involving an IPv6
address is handled. The good news is that I immediately get "No route
to host" either way.
Greg Troxel <gdt%ir.bbn.com@localhost> added:
> All the normal programs should do dns lookups for AAAA and A,
> and try the AAAA values first, but on a machine with no configured
> addresses and in ip6mode=host, there should be no default route
> and use of those addresses should fail immediately with ~"No route
> to host".
(Yes, that's exactly what happens.)
> Also check the accept_rtadv sysctl
(It is zero.)
> As far as I know the only way to take out v6 completely is to
> remove INET6 from the kernel config.
Thanks for that info.
>> Now I can't use Google Maps at all (with Firefox), and I'm wondering
>> if it's another IPv6 problem.
Well, after all that, it wasn't. Firefox must have got itself into a
funny state, because killing and restarting it have cleared up the
maps problem. I should have tried that earlier, but everything else
Anyway, many thanks to you all for your help; I learned a few
things, so nothing was wasted!
Ms. Anne Bennett, as a private citizen: anne%porcupine.montreal.qc.ca@localhost
Also reachable more officially at work: anne%encs.concordia.ca@localhost
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