Disabled IPv6, but IPv6 sockets still shows up in netstat.

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Issue

  • Disabled ipv6, however ipv6 sockets still shows up in netstat.
# netstat -neopa | grep tcp6
tcp6       0      0 :::111                  :::*                    LISTEN      0          18794      1820/rpcbind
tcp6       0      0 :::20048                :::*                    LISTEN      0          60503690   20946/rpc.mountd
tcp6       0      0 :::49072                :::*                    LISTEN      29         20268      1818/rpc.statd
tcp6       0      0 :::45297                :::*                    LISTEN      0          16984      -
tcp6       0      0 :::44053                :::*                    LISTEN      0          20307      -
tcp6       0      0 :::22                   :::*                    LISTEN      0          16188      1110/sshd
tcp6       0      0 :::24346                :::*                    LISTEN      0          17508      1109/xinetd
tcp6       0      0 :::2049                 :::*                    LISTEN      0          60503752   -

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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