it’s a couple of weeks I can’t perform YaST updates from my openSUSE 11.2.
The reason is that YaST wants to connect to repositories “only” through IPv6, but my network doesn’t support it. I quoted only because I suppose it prefers v6 over v4, but it keeps trying to connect without switching to v4 or returning error.
Even if I disabled IPv6 from YaST/Networking/Network Settings, I still have a local scope address. I connect to Wifi using KNetworkManager. The TCP/IP stack should know that if an interface has a local scope v6 address and a global v4 address, it’s a bad idea to keep trying with v6.
Italian mirror, garr.it, of openSUSE repository both has v4 and v6 addresses.
If I try to ping opensuse.mirror.garr.it I ping v4, but if I try to telnet that host on port 80 it tries to connect to v6. Same if I try to connect with Firefox.
How to tell Linux that I don’t have IPv6?
I’m connecting from University of Naples wireless network. While unina has IPv6 via GARR’s Teredo tunnel (2001:760::/32 as I remember), it doesn’t reach students’ network because DHCP server doesn’t release IPv6, nor Zeroconf obtains one.
I just would like to use classic IPv4 until, at least for now.