TCP/IP in SuSE 9.0 Pro
From: Al Hawley (alhawley_at_commspeed.net)
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 20:56:37 -0700
I have 3 boxes, 2 of which are dual boot, the third is triple-boot. SuSE is
on 2 of them. Each has a different version of MSWonders (95,98, XP). One
has RH9.0 and another shares SuSE with W98 and RH7.3. All 3 boxes are on a
LAN cinnected to a switching smart router whose external interface is a
broadband ISP. The router provides DHCP services used by the Windows hosts
and fixed local IP addresses for the Linux hosts. Originally, the external
IP address was fixed (*assigned by the ISP) and DNS server IP addresses
were stored in the router. The only IP addresses configured into the Linux
hosts was the local router address (same one for gateway & DNS_server).
Everyone was happy. Then the ISP changed the rules, asking their customers
to switch from fixed IP to DHCP. That involved just reprogramming the
router to use DHCP for external connection, ignoring built-in DNS IPs.
When the change finally came about, all the hosts except SuSE continued to
access the internet without a problem. All local LAN connections were
unaffected, as one would expect. Suse behaved as if DNS services were no
longer available. So I obtained the new DNS addresses and installed them in
/etc/resolv.conf. RH7.3 and RH9.0 did not need that work-around.
The log file created during boot contained a warning that "a non-IPV6
compliant router has been detected". I checked with the D-Link tech support
and they advised that the DI-614+ router does not support the IP V6
protocol, and that I should find a way to disable IPV6 in SuSE.
Does anyone know of a way to disable IPV6 and revert to V4 in SuSE 9? My
ISP, whose back room is filled with Linux boxes. supports IPV6. So, any
suggestions regarding a 4 port ethernet + WIFI that does support V6 would
also be a good fallback position.
73 and TIA
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