Samuel Tardieu @

Using IPv6 by default with wget


I was surprised to see that wget chose to use IPv4 over IPv6 when downloading a file. It looks like it is on purpose (I would call it a bad design choice). You can tell wget to prefer IPv6 over IPv4 by putting the following line

prefer-family = IPv6

in either /etc/wgetrc (system wide) or $HOME/.wgetrc (user settings).

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