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    how to arch from accepting an IPV6 address?


    I bought a new router a while back and apparently linksys thought it would be a good idea for it to automatically hand out ipv6 local addresses to clients without any way to disable it. I don't want my computer to have two different address because it messes up my openvpn client. How can i make it so arch only accepts an ipv4 address?

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    Nope. i tried editing /etc/default/grub with ipv6.disable=1 but it didn't do anything. when i rebooted i still have an ipv6 address.

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    Well, that's sad. Yet, here it is explained how it can be done in Arch Linux and you decided to ignore the Wiki of your distro? Even after I practically spoonfeed it to you? Sad.

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    didn't your op say that your router is handing out ipv6 addresses?
    is your router running archlinux?

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    Router may offer it, but the box needs not to accept it, IPv4 address will suffice.

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    ok.
    in that case maybe:
    Quote Originally Posted by internetusername View Post
    Nope. i tried editing /etc/default/grub with ipv6.disable=1 but it didn't do anything. when i rebooted i still have an ipv6 address.
    did you run 'update-grub' afterwards?

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    Yes there certainly is more than one way to skin this cat. One could even rebuild the kernel without IPv6. The point here is to succeed with Linux some basic internet search skills will do alot of good.

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