Thanks cwebster, since I have edited these files, I have realized a significant improvement of my browser and yum access speeds. It cut response times in half. I hope I have not sacrificed too much disableing ipv6.
Originally Posted by cwebster
Sorry, I should have mentioned that you have to have "root" privileges to change those files. When you installed Linux you were prompted to set a "root" password. Use this when you respond to the password prompt after typing "su -" and pressing Enter. Once in the root account you will be able to edit the files I mentioned. Be sure to type lines exactly as shown.
You don't say what editor you're using so I'd recommend using "gedit" since you're probably not familiar with "vi". After entering the root account do this:
Add the lines shown below to the bottom of the file, then click "Save" and close it by clicking the little "x".
alias net-pf-10 off
alias ipv6 off
Then click "Open" and navigate to "/etc/sysconfig" and open the file "network".Add the line shown below to that file, then save and close.
Finally, click "Open" again and navigate to "/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts". Open the file "ifcfg-eth0" or whatever file name contains the name of your primary Ethernet interface. Add the line shown below, then save and close.
Now it's probably easiest for you to just restart your system for all the changes to take effect. This should speed things up a bit.