How to stop my services from trying to bind to IPv6?

Redd Vinylene reddvinylene at
Mon Aug 11 13:38:57 UTC 2008

I use the default sshd config file, I'd rather not maintain one.

As for my named.conf, I haven't enabled no IPv6 setting there either.

Perhaps an ipv6_enable="NO" in rc.conf will do the trick?

Honestly though, shouldn't FreeBSD assume I don't use IPv6 unless I
tell it that I do?

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 3:36 PM, Robert Huff <roberthuff at> wrote:
> Redd Vinylene writes:
>>  I haven't enabled IPv6, yet many of my processes are trying to bind to it.
>>  Aug 11 16:19:13 camel named[1562]: couldn't add command channel
>>  ::1#953: socket already bound
>>  Aug 11 16:19:20 camel sshd[1757]: error: Bind to port 22 on :: failed:
>>  Invalid argument.
>>  Is there an easy way to stop these services from trying to bind to
>>  IPv6, other than explicitly telling each and every one not to do so?
>        In both cases, the first place to check would be the config
> files.
>                                Robert Huff


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