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How Do I Disable IPv6 in Run.pho? / Too many TCP Socket Connections | Forum

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Erik Zen
Erik Zen Aug 12 '11

My run.php generates the following error:

postdrop: warning: inet_protocols: IPv6 support is disabled: Address family not supported by protocol
postdrop: warning: inet_protocols: configuring for IPv4 support only

The support at my ISP (Hostgator) told me that they don't support IPv6.  So I should disable IPv6 in the script.  Can anybody tell me how I can do that?

Initially I didn't take it seriously, since things look like they would still run.  But now I'm told I have too many TCP socket connections, and too many open files.  Even the VPS is not equipped to handle that.  (I just upgraded a couple of months ago from shared hosting.)  If my site keeps doing that, I'll need a dedicated server.

I can't afford a dedicated server.  So I was thinking, could the socket connections be caused by the incompatibility with IPv6?  If so, it's the same question.  If not, I guess there are the 2nd question: how can I make sure the TCP connections are properly closed?

Thanks in advance!

Den Team
Den Aug 16 '11
It seems that you need to contact your hosting provider about this.
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