I took a look at this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...tivity-879420/
, because I wanted to disable IPv6. I recently had noticed when I fired up wireshark that there is constant
ICMPv6 Router Advertisement packets. Seems to me that's really inefficient. Is this normal for your network to be clogged with these if you are IPv6 enabled? What is the router doing constantly advertising? If I leave wireshark on for a minute or so, these packets completely fill up the screen.
Anyway, because of this I wanted to disable IPv6. It seems though that this is not a good idea? Why exactly? How does this 'break' my network configuration?
Also, today on startup there was an IPv6 solicitation message(which has never happened before), and it was requesting a DHCPv6 lease. This has never happened before and it slows everything down. Do I really have to deal with this? Why the sudden IPv6 startup messages when dhcp is happening?
EDIT: Oh, one more thing I forgot to add. I've disabled IPv6 on the router itself, so I don't see how disabling IPv6 on my computer will break anything if I have disabled IPv6 on the network anyway.