Re: GNOME over IPv6

On Thu, 2003-02-13 at 03:59, Chipzz wrote:
> On 13 Feb 2003, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> > From: Mark McLoughlin <mark skynet ie>
> > Subject: Re: GNOME over IPv6
> >
> > 	Is any of this really neccessary ?
> >
> > 	1) Why would people want to turn off ipv6 support?
> Like hell they would. Your kernel can support IPv6 for all you want, if
> the network you're on doesn't, you can get in deep shit. Had such a si-
> tuation very recently at one of 'my' boxes, where I had an IPv6 address,
> the host I was trying to connect to had a bogus IPv6 address, and the
> route in between wasn't IPv6 enabled, while the target host was very
> reachable with IPv4. The only solution was to turn off IPv6 in the ker-
> nel entirely.

Certainly, that's a very different thing than making IPv6 a 
compile-time option. Compile-time options are inherently evil
because they force a recompile to turn on the feature.


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