strange problems with Internet connection

Thilo Six T.Six at
Fri Apr 14 13:38:35 UTC 2006

Hash: RIPEMD160

Lutzer schrieb am 14.04.2006 09:26:
> Great! I disabled IPv6 in Firefox and until now it seems to work! Any
> idea about Thunderbird; is Thunderbird using IPv6 and if so how to
> disable it? Are tools like ping for example using IPv6 as well? Is there
> a way to disable IPv6 system wide?
> I'm wondering how much people do have the same problem. Maybe it would
> be usefull to disable IPv6 by default?
> Thanks alot!

To disable IPv6:

edit /etc/hosts and comment out the lines like this:
# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
#::1     ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
#fe00::0 ip6-localnet
#ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
#ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
#ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
#ff02::3 ip6-allhosts
- ---------------------------------------------------------->

then edit /etc/modprobe.d/aliases change it to
#alias net-pf-10 ipv6
- ---------------------------------------------------------->

I do not know, if there is a way to activate those settings without reboot.

If you are interested you may want to read:
Tip: using dnsmasq

HTH Thilo
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i am on Ubuntu 2.6 KDE
- - some friend of mine

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