IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) is the Internet Protocol (IP) that will succeed the currently used IPv4 protocol. If you need to enable the IPv6 protocol for Google Chrome or Chromium for whatever reason, you can simply follow these simple instructions:
- Start Google Chrome/Chromium under Ubuntu 12.04/Linux Mint 13 or any other Linux/Windows operating system and open this URL:
- In the page that will show up, click Enable IPv6:
- IPv6 is now enabled. If you want to disable IPv6 under Ubuntu 12.04 or older, edit the /etc/hosts file with this command:
sudo gedit /etc/hosts
For Linux Mint 13 or older, edit the file with this command:
sudo pluma /etc/hosts
And comment (add #) all IPv6 addresses in that file, then save and exit.