[arch-general] IPv6 causing wget/curl to hang for a long time?

Oon-Ee Ng ngoonee.talk at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 06:36:35 EDT 2011

I use the following line to get my current external IP in conky.
Recently Its been hanging for ages before responding, so I tried it
out and it seems to try an ipv6 address first before timing out and
succeeding on the ipv4 address. I know I can just disable ipv6, but
since on June 8th (AFAICR) there's gonna be a large scale test of that
on the interwebz, probably a good thing to keep around. Any
suggestions what the problem could be? Is it simply a faulty DNS
server (I'm using my local ISP's DNS)?

 wget -O -i icanhazip.com
--2011-06-05 18:28:04--  http://icanhazip.com/
Resolving icanhazip.com... 2001:470:1f10:d57:feed:beef:cafe:d00d,
Connecting to icanhazip.com|2001:470:1f10:d57:feed:beef:cafe:d00d|:80...
failed: Connection timed out.
Connecting to icanhazip.com||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 16 [text/plain]
Saving to: “-i”

16          --.-K/s   in 0s

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