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Debian 12 - Disable IPv6

It occasionally comes up that I just need to disable IPv6 for whatever reason. Below is the easiest and most straightforward way if you are using Debian 12 or similar.


Create the a file called "/etc/sysctl.d/60-custom.conf" with the following 3 lines:

net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 1
sudo sysctl -p
sudo systemctl restart procps


Last updated: 1st June 2024
First published: 29th May 2024