[Update by Yong Rhee[MSFT] as of 180227] Our Windows Product Group does not test anything with IPv6 disabled. Instead of completely disabling IPv6, since Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and their corresponding Server OS'es prefer IPv6, instead, if you are really itching to disable IPv6, set the policy/registry, to Prefer IPv4 over IPv6. Dec 21, 2019 · What is IPv6 and why would you want to disable IPv6 on Ubuntu? Internet Protocol version 6 ( IPv6 ) is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet. However, you can disable IPv6 in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 by doing one of the following: "In the Network Connections folder, obtain properties on all of your connections and adapters and clear the check box next to the Internet Protocol version 6 (TCP/IPv6) component in the list under This connection uses the following items. net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1. This will disable IPv6 on all network adapters. if you want to disable it just for one adapter, e.g. the external network device ens33, then use this instead: net.ipv6.conf.ens33.disable_ipv6 = 1. Save and close the file in nano. Then apply the changes with the command: sysctl -p
For example, I disable ipv6 through sysctl using net.ipv6.conf* as you describe above and also disable ipv6 individually for sshd, networking, rsyslog, ntp, and postfix. There are many other services that you could disable ipv6 as well, but as long as the networking is not listening for ipv6 there should be no outside communication over ipv6.
In order to successfully disable IPv6, the below steps are provided to you so that in the event of further troubleshooting steps are needed - this will be a good step in the right direction. Prerequisites: Being logged in Windows 10 with Administrator account. Dec 18, 2014 · By leaving IPv6 enabled, you do not disable IPv6-only applications and services (for example, HomeGroup in Windows 7 and DirectAccess in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are IPv6-only) and your hosts can take advantage of IPv6-enhanced connectivity.
If you see an address like the one highlighted in the Terminal, IPv6 is enabled. To disable IPv6, enter the following three commands into the Terminal: sudo sysctl -w net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6=1 sudo sysctl -w net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6=1 sudo sysctl -w net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6=1. To verify that IPv6 is disabled, use: ip a
Sep 09, 2017 · So, if you’re interested, let’s take a look at how to disable IPv6 in Windows 10: Disable IPv6 in Windows 10 Note: I’ve managed to successfully disable IPv6 for a network on my computer running Windows 10, but the procedure is similar for systems running older Windows versions, like Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.