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Bug#560238: tech-ctte: Default value for net.ipv6.bindv6only sysctl

Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org> writes:

> I would however welcome to have some bugfixing campaign (release goals
> for anyone?) which gets rid of the old interfaces in our code base.  We
> should also think if we want to get the default changed on kbsd -
> basically kbsd is the new kid, so I don't think it warrants that we do
> strange stuff on Debian. Also, perhaps just an appropriate warning for
> ksbd in the release notes might be enough (at least for squeeze).

Having a different default on BSD than on other platforms strikes me as
asking for trouble (in particular, asking for obscure portability issues
to BSD systems that most developers don't test on).

> Having said this, I would like to call for an vote with the options
> A set net.ipv6.bindv6only to 0
> B set net.ipv6.bindv6only to 1
> C further discussion
> unless someone from the tech ctte sees the need for further
> discussions (or options) right now.

There's also the meta-question of whether we need to make a decision at
all.  Marco's last message on this topic to debian-devel said basically
that he thinks the default should be set back to 0, so possibly this is
happening without our involvement?

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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