How to disable IPv6 in Ubuntu

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 How to disable IPv6 in Ubuntu

To disable ipv6, you have to open /etc/sysctl.conf using any text editor and insert the following lines at the end:

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

If ipv6 is still not disabled, then the problem is that sysctl.conf is still not activated.

To solve this, open a terminal(Ctrl+Alt+T) and type the command,

sudo sysctl -p

You will see this in the terminal:

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

After that, if you run:

$ cat /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/disable_ipv6

It will report:

1

If you see 1, ipv6 has been successfully disabled.

 

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