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How-To disable IPv6 on RHEL6 / CentOS 6 / etc

Proper way of disabling IPv6 subsytem in RedHat Linux 6 / CentOS 6 (dont unload modules or so)

in /etc/sysctl.conf  :  net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1

in /etc/sysconfig/network  : NETWORKING_IPV6=no

in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 : IPV6INIT=”no”

disable iptables6 – chkconfig –level 345 ip6tables off




Without reboot it can be done using below command to disable IPV6

root@host121 [~]# echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/disable_ipv6
root@host121 [~]# echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/default/disable_ipv6


However on reboot will need to run same command again as it will revert back to original settings.