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

Curt Micol asenchi at
Mon Aug 11 13:42:49 UTC 2008

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 9:38 AM, Redd Vinylene <reddvinylene at> wrote:
> 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?

Nope, quite the opposite.  IPv6 is in a lot of services, and keeping
it on is a good idea (at least imho).  In rc.conf you can set many
*_flags to listen on IPv4.   For example:


You could also simply block all traffic on IPv6 (in pf):
block all inet6


# Curt Micol

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