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Ive read on a few sites that I should disable Ipv6 because its better for VPN protection, So naturally I have.


Whilst looking upon my Ipv4 connection I noticed there is a drop named "method" and when I click on it I am given a choice between -

Automatic (DHCP),

Automatic (DHCP) addresses only,


Link-Local Only,

Shared to other computers,



If anyone could tell me what those methods are and which one will best serve my anonymity I would greatly appreciate it.

I have tried looking up for myself what these methods are but all the information I found was to technical for my comprehension.


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What OS is this? Just go with automatic. DHCP is a way of automatically distributing IP addresses.

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It looks like you're using Linux and if so here's how to proceed (network-manager is not reliable), type this in a terminal window:

NOTE: be sure to copy/paste the whole command!!!


sudo sh -c "echo 'net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6=1\nnet.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6=1\nnet.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6=1' >> /etc/sysctl.conf"


sudo sysctl -p


Voilà! IPv6 will be completely disabled!

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