June 21, 2014

How to disable Ipv6 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian

Ipv6 is the next version of the addressing scheme Ipv4 that is currently being used to assign numerical address to domain names like google.com over the internet.
Ipv6 allows for more addresses than what Ipv4 supports. However it is not yet widely supported and its adoption is still in progress.
Does your system support ipv6 ?
For Ipv6 to work for you, there are many things needed. First of all you need a system/OS that supports IPv6. Ubuntu Linux Mint and most modern distros do that. If you take a look at the output of ifconfig you can see ipv6 addresses assigned to the network interfaces
$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1c:c0:f8:79:ee
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::21c:c0ff:fef8:79ee/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:110880 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:111960 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0...

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