Today, I started having most web sites failing to load in browsers. Checking my network settings, I discovered those strange settings in ipv6 tab: buggy configuration

Switching back to my usual dns for ipv6 (Google's one, 2001:4860:4860::8888 and 2001:4860:4860::8844) solved my browsing issue.

But just to make sure, I then reopened the network settings: the same strange ipv4 addresses in my ipv6 dns configuration were back! Networking still works for now, but I fear the trouble will come back on next reboot.

The ipv4 tab has its expected settings.

The /etc/resolv.conf file was pointing my isp own ipv6 dns server, I have removed them.

resolvconf package is not installed.

/etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/Wired connection 1 file looks fine.


id=Wired connection 1



nm-connection-editor interface shows the right settings.

/etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf file does not contain any supersede.

Only the network configuration applet is wrong. I guess it is the network-manager-gnome interface. Its version on my system is according to synaptic.
My distribution is a Debian Jessie, unattended updates activated (stable channel of course, it would not be a Jessie anymore otherwise, backports enabled), using gnome.

I search a bit randomly in my hidden home folders if some local settings were related to networking just in case, but found nothing, including in ~/.gconf/ folder.

What else should I check for that issue please?

Follow up:

Thanks sourcejedi,
So the bad display looks like a bug, ipv6 addresses being displayed here as ipv4, using only first four bytes of them. Maybe this is just a display bug. But redefining my settings as I have done would then have overwritten the actual cause of the trouble...
I have reboot now, things still works for now (with display bug still here). No clue what was the actual trouble.
(Emptying the resolv.conf as I have done was undone at the next boot by the way, it was refilled with my isp ipv6 dns.)

Checking the nmap version on my system, it is 6.47-3+deb8u2. But anyway, the old bug you found about it does not look related, just similar as you say.

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    Note this address is the first 4 bytes of the IPv6 address used for the DNS server. (I googled the IPv4 address, which revealed a similar issue with nmap seclists.org/nmap-dev/2010/q2/899).
    – sourcejedi
    Dec 5, 2016 at 22:29
  • Yeah, you are right. I was wondering if those invalid ipv4 addresses in ipv6 setting were the truncated ipv6 ones, but I got too lazy to remember ipv6 was in hex notation and have not performed the conversion...
    – Frédéric
    Dec 5, 2016 at 22:46
  • Seeing this bug in Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 so it seems it's still not fixed. Does anyone know if it has even been (officially) reported yet?
    – RavanH
    May 4, 2017 at 21:30
  • It looks like it has been reported to Red Hat then closed un-handled (end of life of distro for which it was reported).
    – Frédéric
    May 5, 2017 at 11:30

1 Answer 1


I finally found a likely cause. I was having rdnssd installed. This packing has a know bug which causes it to override the dns settings...

I have removed it.

sudo apt-get remove rdnssd

As already later stated in the question, the bad display was just a bad display, not the actual cause of the trouble.

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