Thursday, February 19, 2009

Linux Mint ... Anti IPv6?

Yesterday I installed Linux Mint. It's Ubuntu based, and thus good, and hopefully even a little bit better.

Anyway: conclusion on Linux Mint so far: nice looks, but Linux Mint is oh-so anti-IPv6:

  1. ipv6 is blacklisted in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
  2. ipv6 name resolution in Firefox is disabled via network.dns.disableIPv6
  3. after installing miredo, miredo does not autostart after a boot
I could solve 1 and 2, but so far not 3. Tips welcome.


Anonymous said...

Too bad for Mint, I was just about to swich from Ubuntu, but IPv6 is something I must have so I'll stay with Ubuntu.

Tibirius said...

There are a couple of ways to solve number 3, if there exists an /etc/init.d/miredo you could use update-rc.d from the commandline to enable that service or use serviceconfig as a gui tool. Another option is to add the startup script to /etc/rc.local or possibly /etc/network/if-up.d

Quirinius said...


On plain Ubuntu, miredo will auto-start at boot. As Linux Mint is Ubuntu based, I would expect the same.

Anyway: this is what I tried:

sander@linuxmint6 ~ $ sudo update-rc.d /etc/init.d/miredo defaults
[sudo] password for sander:
update-rc.d: /etc/init.d//etc/init.d/miredo: file does not exist
sander@linuxmint6 ~ $ sudo update-rc.d miredo defaults
System startup links for /etc/init.d/miredo already exist.
sander@linuxmint6 ~ $

"serviceconfig" does not exist AFAIK

Anonymous said...

have you try IPv6 on FCore 9 ?