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Re: please deactivate services by default!



On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 9:28 PM, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell gmail com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 5:25 PM, Arthur Pemberton <pemboa gmail com> wrote:
>>> 2. ip6tables: I do not know of any provider actually working with ipv6.
>>> So I assume the mass of all users do not need it.
>>
>> Agreed -- but should be auto done based on packages chosen on install
>
> What?!
> No. Or rather, only if the IPv4 iptables can be disabled too, or is
> there a no network access install that I'm not aware of? :)
>
> As soon as you happen to plug into an IPv6 enabled network you would
> be exposed without any firewalling, thats only okay for v6 if it's
> also okay for v4.
>
> About 4% of the web browsers hitting English language Wikipedia are
> IPv6 enabled.  IPv6 enabled web clients may even become more numerous
> than Linux desktops this year, almost certainly by next year, so be
> careful what you call rare. :)


Seems like I needed some serious reeducation on this topic.

Based on the comments, there seems to be more than enough reason to
keep ip6tables.

Change my  'Agree' to a "Disagree'

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