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

* Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org) [100622 01:21]:
> 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).

I agree with you. However, I currently view the BSD platforms as
"addon", i.e. I don't think we should do for our linux platforms a
different decision just because kBSD exists. Of course, this calls for
changing the default on kBSD - but this is the second step IMHO, not
the first step. And I would like to keep that decision with the kBSD
porters unless someone puts that question in front of us (i.e. I don't
believe we need or should answer that question within this request).

> > 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?

Hm. As it currently looks to me, the decision was delegated to us. If Marco
removes that delegation, that'd be fine with me. If not, we need to
make a decision (at least I believe it's sensible to not wait until
someone just does it for us).


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