OK just switched from Ubuntu to Fedora and as has happened many times before Web browsing has ground to a halt. Now i’m pretty sure its anIPv6 problem but most people will deny it, there is no bug they say, turning off IPv6 won’t help, etc. etc.
Well LET ME TELL YOU LOT – There is a problem – To get to the google homepage and load it so that it reads done in the status bar took one minute and, oh, wait it still hasn’t finished.
So in Ubuntu web browsing fast – In Fedora web browsing slow. Now don’t get me wrong I believe I had to disable IPv6 in Firefox for Ubuntu but as my settings have not changed ( I copied my .mozilla settings from my HOME folder) why would it not work in Fedora.
So what advice do we get;
Well i’m still waiting, i,ve got 4 tabs open and none have resolved yet, oh, yes, here we go, no, my mistake still going 1 minute later.
“A common mistake is an incorrect MTU setting in your DSL router, PPPoE or PPP settings” – No don’t be daft
“Other common mistakes are a bad DNS server configuration and a broken local network configuration” – No don’t be daft
“which DNS servers are you using ?” – Same as before don’t be daft
“it might be fedora 10 use of ipv6 as default . that your isp is having trouble with it
or just your isp’s dns have you looked into “openDNS” http://www.opendns.com
Ah, “it might be fedora 10 use of ipv6 as default” yes aint that the truth but the “openDNS”, nah, don’t be daft, my DNS servers are same as they were. Next….
“The “ideal” way to disable IPv6 in a Fedora system is apparently to place
this line in /etc/sysconfig/network:
” Yes tried that one, FAIL !
So I went to Fedorasolved
su -c 'echo "install ipv6 /bin/true blacklist ipv6" > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ipv6.conf'
su -c 'service ip6tables stop && chkconfig ip6tables off'
- After making these changes a system reboot will be required.
- If you find that anything is actually fixed by disabling IPv6, then you have found a bug. Make sure you report it at http://bugzilla.redhat.com. What ! are you kidding ! disabling IPv6 makes things work !
So I headed over to How To Disable IPv6 on Fedora / Linux & Why
Rest of pages have timed out or blank… OK, I’m gonna swing for the next person who says there is not a problem with IPv6 support. Does ANYBODY at all have any idea what the problem is really ?