[Herts] Disabling IP 6

Cliff Deamer cliff.g3ndc at btinternet.com
Sun May 13 18:14:27 BST 2007

Hi David,
I wasn't sure how to find the "aliases" hence my question to Nicolas,
his suggestion of "alias net-pf-10 off" works for me. I cannot really
quantify the improvement in speed but it is certainly significant.
Thanks for the input.

On Sun, 2007-05-13 at 14:28 +0100, David Precious wrote:
> Cliff Deamer wrote:
> > Hi Nicolas,
> > I was trying to get more information on this subject at the last meeting
> > but not really successful.
> > Can you tell me how to access and disable IP6?
> A quick Google suggests editing /etc/modprobe.d/aliases, and commenting 
> out the following line:
> alias net-pf-10 ipv6
> You can see if IPv6 is enabled/disabled with:
> # /sbin/ifconfig | grep inet6
> If it returns anything, IPv6 is enabled.
> Other suggestions (for other distros too) include editing 
> /etc/modprobe.conf to add "alias net-pf-10 off", or editing 
> /etc/hotplug/blacklist and adding "ipv6".
> I have ipv6 support enabled on my lappy, and it doesn't seem to cause 
> any problems, but I might try turning it off.  My gateway (which also 
> acts as my caching DNS resolver) doesn't have IPv6 enabled, so perhaps 
> that stops it affecting me, who knows.
> Cheers
> Dave P
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