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#1 2023-10-15 18:44:55

Danielsan
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Registered: 2020-07-14
Posts: 172  

How to disable IPv6?

Hi guys,

I have some issues with dropbear and I believe is because ipv6 and therefore I want to disable it.
I didn't find specific documentation on the Debian wiki but this arguable tutorial I found didn't work either:

# Disabling the IPv6
net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 1

updated initramfs and rebooted, but still ipv6.

Any suggestions?

Thanks! 🙏

Last edited by Danielsan (2023-10-15 18:45:52)

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#2 2023-10-15 20:09:50

GlennW
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From: Brisbane, Australia
Registered: 2019-07-18
Posts: 536  

Re: How to disable IPv6?

Hi, I add a  ipv6.disable=1 line to grub... the vpn I have only uses ipv4

# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
# GlennsPref 20230920 ipv6

GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_TIMEOUT=4
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="console=tty12 vga=794 modeset.nouveau=0 nokmsboot ipv6.disable=1"

# discover other os's
GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER=false

GRUB_GFXMODE=1920x1080

GRUB_INIT_TUNE="400 440 1"
# resume=uuid errors... noresume "we don't susspend"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="noresume idle=nomwait"

GRUB_THEME=/usr/share/desktop-base/grub-themes/desktop-grub-theme/theme.txt

run update-grub as root, and reboot.

all the best


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#3 2023-10-17 06:01:42

Danielsan
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Registered: 2020-07-14
Posts: 172  

Re: How to disable IPv6?

@GlennW that worked, thanks!

Although it says: "ipv6 loaded but administratively disabled" ; it would be cool understand how to prevent ipv6 to be loaded.
Anyway it was enough to let dropbear able to listen in fact I was able to drop the bear into the other pc! 😁

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#4 2023-10-17 14:39:20

steve_v
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Registered: 2018-01-11
Posts: 324  

Re: How to disable IPv6?

Danielsan wrote:

it would be cool understand how to prevent ipv6 to be loaded.

If you don't want ipv6 support, recompile your kernel without ipv6 support, obviously.
Otherwise, disable it as already explained.


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