How to disable IPv6
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
This is described in chapter 19.2 of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 Administration Guide.
Alternatively you may even follow the below steps on the command line.
1. To disable IPv6 persistent across reboot.
In the file /etc/sysctl.conf add the following lines: net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1 net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1 net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 1 Reload the options with the following command: sysctl -p Or reboot the server with the following command: reboot
2. Disable on the fly - Temporary (does not persists a reboot)
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/disable_ipv6
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- Document ID:7003131
- Creation Date: 27-Apr-2009
- Modified Date:07-Aug-2020
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