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Re: ipv6, kill it once and for all



On Mon, 2007-08-27 at 07:59 -0400, Mauriat M wrote:
> It was pointed out to me that if there's a *real* problem which is
> solved by disabling IPv6, then that's not normal -- that means there's
> a bug either in Fedora or more likely a problem with the local network
> (or nameservers) which should be reported and fixed.
> 
> Chances are you should report the problem to your ISP or network
> admin. I understand that's not easy for everyone. If you believe it is
> Fedora specific use bugzilla.

I dare say that for a lot people IPv6 just isn't possible, for the
moment.  I don't recall any of our ISPs stating that they support it,
and I don't recall seeing an IPv6 address when I was using a dial-up
ISP.  So, I'd say that they didn't provide the feature without
mentioning it, either.  And my ADSL modem doesn't support it, even if my
new ISP does (which I don't know).

I think that for some time to come, graceful handling of non-functioning
IPv6 needs to be handled at our end of the stick.

-- 
[tim bigblack ~]$ uname -ipr
2.6.22.1-41.fc7 i686 i386

Using FC 4, 5, 6 & 7, plus CentOS 5.  Today, it's FC7.

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