IPv6 if up fails on Ubuntu 7.10 linode

There's a known bug that will cause ipv6 interfaces configured via /etc/network/interfaces to fail to come up because IPv6 support is compiled in the kernel instead of as a module.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour … bug/158582">https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ifupdown/+bug/158582

This is an issue on linodes since even on the Xen beta boxes, ipv6 support is compiled into the kernels.

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In the meantime, this seems to override the errant behaviour:

edit /etc/modprobe.d/local (create it if it doesn't exist) and add the line:

install ipv6    /bin/true

which basically tells modprobe to run /bin/true instaed of trying to actually load the module.


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