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Old 05-24-2005, 01:31 PM   #1
ksgill
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Disable ipv6 in ubuntu?


Hi,

My internet is extremely slow and I think the problem lies with ipv6 protocol that it uses. My /etc/resolv files has the correct name server and domain information. I remember disabling ipv6 in suse by modifying the /etc/modprobe.conf file.. how do I do that in ubuntu ? Does someone have any other suggestions? My suse comp. uses the same internet connection and works fine while ubuntu is awfully slow.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-24-2005, 02:56 PM   #2
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U can disable it with modconf(man modconf).
 
Old 05-24-2005, 08:24 PM   #3
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i don't know what an ubuntu is but ..........
you might be able to undo ipv6 with
alias net-pf-10 off
in /etc/modprobe.conf
 
Old 05-24-2005, 09:48 PM   #4
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Code:
alias ipv6 off
alias net-pf-10 off
that's what I have in modprobe.conf. Not sure if it works properly though. I also added this to /etc/resolv.conf

Code:
nameserver 4.2.2.2
makes web browsing really quick

Cheers!
 
Old 05-25-2005, 12:52 AM   #5
ksgill
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There is no modconf in ubuntu (it's a debian based distro)
Code:
root@ubuntu:/home/gill # modconf
bash: modconf: command not found
root@ubuntu:/home/gill # man modconf
No manual entry for modconf
I also pointed out in my first post that this distribution does not have /etc/modprobe.conf

Any other ideas folks.. it's really annoying

Last edited by ksgill; 05-25-2005 at 12:54 AM.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 12:17 PM   #6
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Alright, finally figured it out. The file in ubuntu that needs to be modified is /etc/modprobe.d/aliases and you need to turn off aliases net-pf-10 off to disable ipv6. I dont even know why every distribution is turning on ipv6 by default. It is not a standard right now..will be sometime in the future. One of the most annoying things for someone who doesnt know about it
 
Old 05-26-2005, 05:01 AM   #7
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Does disabling ipv6 in your browser do the same?

In Firefox for example:

http://www.ubuntuguide.org/#loadwebsitefasterfirefox
 
Old 03-25-2006, 10:05 PM   #8
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Smile

Yes!

http://www.ubuntuguide.org/#loadwebsitefasterfirefox


This really worked well for me. I advise everyone to use it.
 
  


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