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Re: Firefox 3 Beta 2 in Rawhide



On Dec 23, 2007 8:28 PM, Richi Plana <myfedora richip dhs org> wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-12-23 at 10:51 -0800, Andrew Farris wrote:
> > The correct fix is to make firefox fallback on IPv4 if an IPv6 address fails
> > (and yes I know that is more work).  In the meantime if it has an option to
> > 'prefer IPv4' even if IPv6 is configured that might be fine, but I really don't
> > think disabling it is a good option.
> >
> > We still probably should not be enabling the IPv6 address unless requested by
> > the users (for which there is a very obvious UI option already right in the
> > network configuration), but that is a broader discussion that has happened a few
> > times before.
>
> A better fix (and one that other subsystems could use) is a program that
> detects whether IPv6 will be a problem for the user and set a flag
> somewhere global that programs can check or scripts can recognize and
> thus set the defaults for programs like FF to enable or disable IPv6.
> Cascade effect from a global config to a minor. After all, if IPv6 isn't
> enabled in the Network layer, then applications shouldn't either.
>
> It's an ugly solution for an ugly situation.
>
> As for not enabling IPv6 by default, you'll find by going back through
> fedora-devel archives that you'll find just as many IPv6 proponents for
> the sake of enabling new technologies as you'll find anti-IPv6 for the
> sake of security/not-installing-unneeded-functionality/etc. Can o' worms
> for you.

I have no problem with ipv6 enabled by default as long as ipv4 only
networks still work whit out requiring the user to change a hidden
option.  (as it did until now).


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