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Disable IPv6 The Right (Debian) Way

With the native implementation in modern operating systems and software, IPv6 support has grown in recent years; however, the existing infrastructure just isn’t ready. As a result, a number of applications behave as though an IPv6 network is available, which not only wastes CPU cycles, but can also decrease application response time. More here

One Response to “Disable IPv6 The Right (Debian) Way” »

  1. Comment by Froste — October 5, 2010 @ 12:19 am

    Recompiling your kernel to not include ipv6 seems a bit drastic, easier to edit /etc/default/grub and add ipv6.disable=1 to the kernel loader like this: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet ipv6.disable=1″, saving the file and running update-grub. Problem solved.

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