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Recently i came upon a discussion , saying that for a better network performance you should disable ipv6 and use ipv4 instead.Considering that ipv6 is very underdeveloped and more buggy , then its predecessor ipv4.and that most routers can't even handle ipv6 yet.Should i stick with ipv6 or change back to ipv4?

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closed as off topic by Jorge Castro, Stefano Palazzo Feb 18 '11 at 22:43

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This doesn't seem like an Ubuntu question. Superuser comes to mind. –  Ward Muylaert Feb 18 '11 at 0:15
    
As Ward said not at all related to Ubuntu or any operating system - when the powers that be decide to implement it I'm sure we'll kjnow how to work the bugs out –  Mark Rooney Feb 18 '11 at 13:21
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i dont see how its not an ubuntu question as it can be disabled or enabled in it –  Fusky Feb 18 '11 at 17:38
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When you say IPv6 is underdeveloped and buggy, what are you referring to? A specific implementation or function of IPv6? Also, I'd be very surprised if you are not using IPv4 now. –  belacqua Feb 18 '11 at 22:29

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The Linux kernel started including IPv6 support in 1996, and most modern Linux distributions provide a complete, ready-to-rock implementation. Read More

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Unless you are working in a network with well-developed IPv6 resources, it might make sense to have only IPv4 enabled.

While most enterprise routers support IPv6, if the resources in your company, organization, province, etc. are not available via IPv6, then you'll only be using IPv4, even if you have an operational IPv6 stack.

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