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Bug#686970: Inconsistent ipv6 handling of localhost in netbase and netcfg

On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 11:30:58PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Sep 17, Philipp Kern <pkern@debian.org> wrote:
> > True, but somehow I feel that freeze time is not the time to change this.
> I disagree, netcfg should be fixed. There is plenty of time to look at 
> any fallback, and even reverting the change if needed.
> This is 2012, Europe and Asia are out of IPv4 networks and we cannot 
> afford substandard IPv6 support anymore.

It affects services listening on localhost. Not services connected to the
internetwork. I disagree that "there is plenty of time to look at any

AIUI if one changes the listening host it will correctly listen on IPv4 and
IPv6 by default (if applicable).

If you are against substandard IPv6 support, you can test the upcoming d-i
daily. Possibly not the one of tonight but the next one. That should enable
IPv6 installation support for the first time.

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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