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Re: Disable IPv6 by default.



On 9/13/07, David Cantrell <dcantrell redhat com> wrote:

This has been fixed since Fedora 7.  If you specify no options, the defaults are DHCP for IPv4 and auto neighbor discovery for IPv6.  Previously, if you disabled IPv6 during installation or selected auto neighbor discovery, DHCPv6 still occurred.

Let me quote Havoc here (from http://ometer.com/free-software-ui.html):

"Reading dozens of GNOME and Red Hat bugs per day, I find that users ask for a preference by default. If a user is using my app FooBar and they come to something they think is stupid - say the app deletes all their email - it's extremely common that they'll file a bug saying "there should be an option to disable eating all my email" instead of one saying "your craptastic junk-heap of an app ate my email." People just assume that FooBar was designed to eat your email, and humbly ask that you let them turn off this feature they don't like.

Fight the temptation! Admit the truth to your users - you're a loser, FooBar just sucks and ate their email. ;-) This feature should be fixed, not made optional."

This entire thread was a perfect example.  It isn't a question of whether or not to enable IPv6; if we want IPv6, fix the bugs that adding it introduces.  Don't add options to enable it or disable it.



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