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Re: [opensuse-project] IPV6 address breaks updates
On 05/07/2012 10:30 AM, Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
I am seeing this with an openSUSE 12.1 system at home, and also a
Factory system at work:

% host has address has IPv6 address 2001:67c:2178:8::13

And then, when running zypper patch or zypper up, I see

Retrieving: repomd.xml [error]
Download (curl) error for
Error code: Connection failed
Error message: Failed to connect to 2001:67c:2178:8::13: Network is

Alas, my provider nor that network at work support IPv6. Still, my
system has IPv6 enabled since roaming around on different networks,
IPv6 may be present, or even necessary there.

(This does not happen all the time, sometimes if I retry a bit later
the system uses IPv4 and everything works.)

Now, is this just a setup problem and I should simply and
unconditionally disable IPv6?

Or are some parts of our update or network stack in need of
some adjustments?

For the time being, unless this is just me running into this,
should we disable IPv6 on

If you modify /etc/resolv.conf and add public name servers that support IPv6, you will bypass any problems such as you describe. I use Google's name servers at and


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