Disable Ipv6

Posted on Sunday March 13, 2016 / by Eric Potvin

IPv6 might caus issues with the Internet connection being slow. Unless you absolutely need it, it is recommended to disable it.

Edit the /etc/sysctl.conf file:

sudo vi /etc/sysctl.conf

Add at the bottom of the file or change the lines:

#disable ipv6
net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 1

Reload the configuration.

sudo sysctl -p

Disable IPv6 on bind9

If installed, you need to fix the IPv6 on bind9. This will not stop bind from blindly trying to use IPv6. You also need to alter /etc/default/bind9, if of course your are using bind9:

sudo vi /etc/default/bind9

Add or modify the following lines:

# run resolvconf?
# startup options for the server
OPTIONS="-4 -u bind" -