Disabling ipv6 in Mac OS X 10.7.2

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by lOUDsCREAMEr, Oct 13, 2011.

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    lOUDsCREAMEr

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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...:mad:
     
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    sidewinder

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

    S-
     
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    lOUDsCREAMEr

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    theres no option to turn it off lol:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Madd the Sane

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    What custom apps do you use that don't agree with IPv6? Have you searched for an update?
     
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    sidewinder

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    There is on my system.....

    Scott
     

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    Madd the Sane

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Use "Link-local Only". That should be the same as turning it off.
     
  7. lOUDsCREAMEr, Oct 14, 2011
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    lOUDsCREAMEr

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    ok, i can get it disabled

    by running in Terminal:

    Code:
    networksetup -listallnetworkservices
    networksetup -setv6off Ethernet


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    it's an old game ported using WINE ......
     
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    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.

    Brutal
     
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    user418

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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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