about disabling ipv6

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by wakawaka, Dec 11, 2013.

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  1. wakawaka

    wakawaka Registered Member

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    i dont want to make anything to the system
    i dont want to disable it from cmd is that enough
    i will disable it from control panel

    do i must disable all connections
    or only wireless connection

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    if my isp dont support ipv6 does it matter
     
  2. S.B.

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    The Microsoft Support article "How to disable IP version 6 or its specific components in Windows" is probably a good place to start with this. This article includes a link to a downloadable disable IPv6 "Microsoft Fix it" component that will automatically disable IPv6 for you, and a link to a different re-enable IPv6 "Microsoft Fix it" component to re-enable IPv6. Alternatively for those who wish to manually disable IPv6, the article provides instructions for how to manually disable IPv6, either via a registry entry, or by unbinding IPv6 from a specific network adapter.

    You asked whether, if your ISP doesn't support IPv6, does it matter whether you disable IPv6 or not. In the above article, Microsoft recommends that users do not disable IPv6 in Windows 7. The following article, "Should You Disable IPv6 on a Windows 7 PC?" has a more detailed discussion about the possible bad consequences of disabling IPv6. Another article, "Myth - Disabling IPv6 will speed up Internet connections", says that disabling IPv6 won't make any noticeable difference in performance of internet connections (even though the connections will be slightly faster), and also gives instructions on how to disable IPv6 in Firefox.

    Nevertheless, the following article, "Anonymous VPN tunnels And IPv6: When Two Rights Make A Wrong" says that enabled IPv6 will harm privacy for those who use an anonymous VPN. The article recommends disabling IPv6 while an anonymous VPN is being used, and enabling IPv6 when the VPN is not being used. The "Microsoft Fix it" apps, above, would make it a relatively simple task to disable IPv6 for VPN use, and to re-enable IPV6 otherwise.

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  3. act8192

    act8192 Registered Member

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    Thank you S.B., excellent links. Especially the one about don't bother for the most part. You just saved me good bit of energy wondering about all this in Win7.
     
  4. Taliscicero

    Taliscicero Registered Member

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    Dear god, Disable those un-used adapters man! :shifty:
     
  5. wakawaka

    wakawaka Registered Member

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    so from my dns they can know my country and isp only?
    or they can know specifically where i live?
    if the isp or someone else got my dns
     
  6. DesuMaiden

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    Thanks for starting this topic, wakawaka. I really wished I had the courage to start this topic. I don't want Microsoft to know everything that I'm doing either.
     
  7. PaulyDefran

    PaulyDefran Registered Member

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    Just use the MS "Fix It" - easiest.

    The manual Reg edit is a little confusing, depending on which "Guide" you look at. The actual HEX value, after using the "Fix It" is:

    ffffffff

    Which gives you (displayed):

    0xffffffff (4294967295)
     
  8. caspian

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    What is the harm in those adapters being there if you are using a VPN?
     
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