Update: 17 March 2009: A quick note – this will only work for kernels preceeding 2.6.28-4.
While browsing for a solution for Firefox’s slow connection “bug”, I found a more “global” solution in Ubuntu. In short, the global solution is to blacklist IPV6.
You can do this simply by adding the following to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist:
As with everything that’s Linux, the argument from one eyed linux fans is that linux distros are not the ones to blame and have actually configured the default install correctly by enabling support for IPV6… Instead of blaming the distros, they say that you should be blaming the developers of applications that have this “bug” or “misconfiguration” in them.
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