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On one of my CentOS 6 machines I get

$ sudo sysctl net.ipv6
error: "net.ipv6" is an unknown key

Why do I see this and how can I fix this?

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  • Do you have ipv6 configured? grep -i ipv6 /boot/config-* should tell you.
    – NickD
    Jul 3 '18 at 22:56
  • @NickD What am I looking for in the output ? Jul 3 '18 at 23:01
  • CONFIG_IPV6=y probably - and you should select the config file for the kernel you are running.
    – NickD
    Jul 3 '18 at 23:10
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    Are you running an official CentOS kernel, did you compile your own? Is this a VPS or something running a non-standard kernel?
    – Zoredache
    Jul 3 '18 at 23:21

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