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Old Oct 14, 2011, 12:48 AM   #1
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Disabling ipv6 in Mac OS X 10.7.2

i figure OS X 10.7.2 now will automatically obtain ipv6 ip address if your router/ISP supports ipv6, which screws up some of my custom apps

i want to get the good old ipv4 instead...
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 02:22 AM   #2
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Go into the Network preferences pane and turn IPv6 off.....

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Go into the Network preferences pane and turn IPv6 off.....

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theres no option to turn it off lol:

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i figure OS X 10.7.2 now will automatically obtain ipv6 ip address if your router/ISP supports ipv6, which screws up some of my custom apps

i want to get the good old ipv4 instead...
What custom apps do you use that don't agree with IPv6? Have you searched for an update?
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theres no option to turn it off lol:
There is on my system.....

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Go into the Network preferences pane and turn IPv6 off.....

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theres no option to turn it off lol:

Use "Link-local Only". That should be the same as turning it off.
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ok, i can get it disabled

by running in Terminal:

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networksetup -listallnetworkservices
networksetup -setv6off Ethernet


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What custom apps do you use that don't agree with IPv6? Have you searched for an update?
it's an old game ported using WINE ......

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Thumbs up That was helpful--thanks

The NSA (in its Hardening Tips for Default Installation of Mac OS X 10.5) recommends that IPv6 be turned off, if the user doesn't need it. I really appreciate these UNIX commands... thanks.

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There is on my system.....

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I believe he was referring to system preferences>network>advanced>configure iPv6. There is no "off" option there.
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