IPV6 woes on debian Etch

I think at least part of my network troubles at the library are due to Etch turning on ipv6 by default. Just installed in on a machine at work and DNS lookups went in the dumper.

I've added ipv6 and net-pf-10 (its alias) in the blacklist file in /etc/modprobe.d/ and rebooted. Checking lsmod, ipv6 is no longer loaded. However, it is still not as snappy as the 2.6.9 version of Sarge I normally run.

Any more ideas on how to get internet browsing to work better? I've already tried the firefox about:config suggestions on pipelining, etc. Still not as fast. What happened to 2.6.18? (Glad I put Etch on a different partition rather than wiping out Sarge)

Ideas?

Thanks!

Comments

ipv6

IPv6 shouldn't matter if you're not being assigned an IPv6 address. The Library either has an overloaded or otherwise poor internet connection - I wouldn't use it as a comparison point.