If for any reason you want to disable ipv6 and don’t want to do it with the sysctl directive, if your kernel was compiled with ipv6 support as a module one easy route is to blacklist the ipv6 kernel module.
All you need to do is create/update the ‘/etc/rc.modules.d/blacklist.conf’ file and add the line ‘blacklist ipv6’.
alternatively you can run the following command as root.
' >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
To completely disable IPv6 on your Linux system, side note you shouldn’t but it’s your choice, you can do so simply editing the 99-sysctl.conf file at the location ‘/etc/sysctl.d/99-sysctl.conf’
Copy and paste the following 3 lines at the bottom of the file.
net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 1
After editing the file you need to then reboot the machine or run the following command as root
To verify that you have ipv6 disabled you can run
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