Bug#268631: force preference of IPv4 over IPv6
> ... It doesn't belong in APT, it should be a global, system-wide
> preference. I don't feel like adjusting the preferences of every
> single network program whenever I switch from a good IPv6 to a bad
> IPv6 network.
I absolutely agree.
> Barak: if IPv6 is much slower than IPv4, please adjust the
> preferences in /etc/gai.conf. Just say
> precedence ::ffff:0:0/96 100
That configuration file is impossible for non-super-uber-expert
programmers to find.
$ man -k ipv6 | egrep gai | wc -l
$ man -k gai.conf
gai.conf (5) - getaddrinfo(3) configuration file
Preferring IPv4 over IPv6 should be the default. If there is any
non-silly argument for not making it the default, I have not heard it.
Please feel free to switch this bug over to Package: libc6, which
Barak A. Pearlmutter
Hamilton Institute & Dept Comp Sci, NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland