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Re: Disable IPv6 by default.



Richi Plana wrote:
On Fri, 2007-09-14 at 17:32 +0100, Bill Crawford wrote:
Adding an option to disable it would be good. I'd use it myself, until
IPv6 is actually supported by the network I'm on (it isn't). I just
wouldn't have argued for "by default" by any means. If it's enabled,
then when ISPs (and hardware, corporate networks ...) actually support
it en masse, Fedora installs are, well, ready. :)

Actually, even though I don't use IPv6, I'd still argue for it to be on
"by default". Because the only people who'd care to have it on or off
should have the capacity to wade in to the System menus and switch it
off. The rest can just be pleasantly surprised when IPv6 gets supported
in their infrastructure. I'm just getting tired of manually doing things
by hand (though I should really try kickstart one of these days. I
understand a lot of preconfiguration can be done before installation
these days ... both in low-level subsystems as well as user session
ones).
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Richi Plana

Reminder on the Topic..

Should we or should we not disable IPv6 during installation/Anaconda

Should we or should we not allow the user to decide during installation
( Anaconda or after installation S-C-N ).

        * Default left as is support both
        * User can choose whether he wants to use either IPv6 or IPv4
        * If users decides to choose either one the other one is properly
           turned off!
* If user choose either one and service explicitly depend on either one
           the system could notify the user like..
Service A could not be started because it relies on IPv6 and IPv6
           is currently disabled! To use this service ( service A ) please
           enabled it in system-config-network and then restart the service
          ( Service A )

If we decided not to allow the user to choose, where are we gonna
draw the line on how *smarter* then the user is the system is supposed to
be???

Look at M$ it takes all the intellect user decisions for the users and
then questions everything else the user does ( are you sure you want to do
this and that )!!!!

When user is given option to turn something on ( enable/disable/start/stop )
the "program" is started and everything that relies on it as well or on
demand and when that "program" is stopped then it and everything related
should stop as well, ( programs should be notified and that option in them should be turned
off so they can stop waiting and wondering if they receiving instruction
regarding something that has been turned off).

If not were just wasting resources...

Best regards
                Johann B.

Ps.
For all you IPv6 Fan boys out there how well is it working when implemented??? How well is it working out site your LAN/WAN and communicating with the rest off the world??? How well is strictly use of IPv6 working in communicating out site LAN/WAN deployment.. How well are ( M$ ) clients handling falling to IPv4 when there is no IPv6 AAAA records in DNS servers.

For a fact company's aren't gonna switch unless ( forced or business wize ) they have to <periot>

I vote turn it of by default.

Best regards..
                Johann B.

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Johann B. Gudmundsson. RHCE,CCSA
Unix System Engineer.
IT Management.
Reiknistofnun University of Iceland.
Taeknigardi, Dunhaga 5.			Email:		johannbg hi is
IS-107 Reykjavik.			Phone:		+354-525-4267
Iceland. Fax: +354-552-8801
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