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Yesterday, I got one error with “apt-get” command in one of our server which has Ubuntu 12.04 OS. After the Y/N confirmation of apt-get installation command the server went to un-responded state for 4-6 minutes.
Error details are pasted below:

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Solution:
I figured out the problem. I had to disable IPv6 connectivity, as The Lord Of Time pointed out.
Running the following command in Terminal tells if IPv6 is enabled or not:

cat /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/disable_ipv6
0 means its enabled
1 means its disabled

To disable IPv6 from within Terminal, enter the following and reboot:

echo "#disable ipv6" | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf
echo "net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1" | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf
echo "net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1" | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf
echo "net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 1" | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf

After boot, re-run the first command(cat /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/disable_ipv6), and it should be 1 now.

OR
You may use the below pasted command to disable IPv6 connectivity.

echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/disable_ipv6

That’s it 🙂

Arunlal Ashok

Sr. Linux Server Administrator. I'm managing Linux servers since 2012. I started this blog to share and discuss my ideas. Check My Profile in uPwork (oDesk) and create a job, if you need any administration help. Thanks!!

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1 Response

  1. Pradeep says:

    This did not solve the issue for me . I am still facing the same issue. Do you have some other alternative?

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