How to disable DNS AAAA queries?

Asked by Humberto Jucá

I like to known what's the way to disable DNS AAAA queries.
Already have disabled all resources ipv6.

1. Changes in grub:
vim /etc/default/grub

2. I'm using 12.04 LTS version (builtin ipv6 support)
grep -i ipv6 /boot/config-3.2.0-24-generic

Before this i try with sysctl, but tcp6 sockets still alive.
After grub changes this solve the question - i can disable ipv6 address and networks sockets too.

But, internal lookups stay wrong.
Some sites like are slow.

When i sniff my connection i can see many DNS AAAA records and server fail
Running "lynx"

15:57:11.332463 IP > 63741+ AAAA? (34)
15:57:16.337439 IP > 63741+ AAAA? (34)
15:57:21.342488 IP > 1244+ AAAA? (46)
15:57:21.342579 IP > 1244 NXDomain 0/1/0 (121)
15:57:21.342648 IP > 3236+ A? (34)
15:57:21.342723 IP > 3236 1/0/0 A (50)
15:57:21.353289 IP > 15390+ AAAA? (34)
15:57:26.358326 IP > 15390+ AAAA? (34)
15:57:31.363381 IP > 21648+ AAAA? (46)
15:57:31.363487 IP > 21648 NXDomain 0/1/0 (121)
15:57:31.363560 IP > 49860+ A? (34)
15:57:31.363643 IP > 49860 1/0/0 A (50)
15:57:31.364319 IP > 38110+ AAAA? (34)
15:57:36.369352 IP > 38110+ AAAA? (34)

I do bind changes too
vim /etc/default/bind9
    OPTIONS="-4 -u bind"

vim /etc/bind/named.conf.options
        forward only;
        forwarders {

This dont solve AAAA requests.
I like to known a way to prefer ipv4 queries (A) or disable ipv6 queries.

When i'm using squid proxy the same problem occur.
To solve this i need compile squid with --disable-ipv6.
This works to Squid proxy, but i think that the best way is disable all DNS AAAA queries.

This occur with lynx, wget and others.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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Humberto Jucá (betolj) said :

Thanks for the reply.

I had read these links and nothing worked on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server amd64.
I try this options:

1. In /etc/gai.conf
    precedence ::ffff:0:0/96 100

2. In /etc/resolv.conf
    options single-request

Ps.: Apparently there is no "single-request" in this version of Ubuntu. It's not even mentioned in the man command.

3. Ipv6 already have disabled the globally.
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet Endereço de HW 00:15:17:67:0d:34
          inet end.: x.x.x.x Bcast:y.y.y.y.y Masc:
          pacotes RX:2729381 erros:0 descartados:0 excesso:0 quadro:0
          Pacotes TX:1738014 erros:0 descartados:0 excesso:0 portadora:0
          colisões:0 txqueuelen:5000
          RX bytes:3101710492 (3.1 GB) TX bytes:283255630 (283.2 MB)
          IRQ:16 Memória:fcda0000-fcdc0000

# sysctl net.ipv6.conf.all.accept_ra=0
error: "net.ipv6.conf.all.accept_ra" is an unknown key

These tips work well in other versions, but do not work anymore.
I wonder who uses Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server and was able to confirm that this stopped by tcpdump.

Not just disable ipv6. I saw some documentation saying that this is controlled by glibc.
Also find tips with "no-inet6" in resolv.conf, but I know many distros that have this option in resolv.conf.

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Humberto Jucá (betolj) said :

Correcting: i have not found a distribution that recognizes this in-inet6.

I do not understand why these queries on Ubuntu 12.04 are done if i dont have this option active (inet6).
Believe me, these tips do not work anymore.

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Humberto Jucá (betolj) said :

These were the results I got so far with my internet searchs:

1. Changes in gai.conf: The system searches both A and AAAA records (remains the same) - the "precedence" does not change the dns query order (between ipv4 and ipv6). But define whats result will be prioritized. Soo, this does not change the performance in queries. Internal lookup stay the same (with or without IPv6 support).

2. For now i only seen hints of "solved problem" where the "single-request" is recognized. Many admins would like to see an option "noinet6" in resolv.conf.

3. Many users are indicating disable ipv6 in web browser - Everyone agrees with performance gain.

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Humberto Jucá (betolj) said :

This is an old problem that recurs.
Some time ago there was a bugfix for this - in glibc.

Apparently the patch was not applied in this release (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server amd64).

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Mane (manfred-pausch-klug-is) said :

Have the same problem.
Initial connect to a internal SSH server feels like connecting via 56k modem... Sucks!

Disabling IPv6 with kernel parameter does not work.
Changing configuration in /etc/gai.conf does not work either.

Very annoying situation :-(

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