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Re: HOWTO: Join the 6bone!

On Sun, 24 Sep 2000, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> I think that the "don't turn on IPv6 by default" measure acts in the
> long-term disinterest of Debian's security too.  Sure, it's possible

Yes, one could say that. And I think I agree with you.

> In that scenario, there will be people who say "I want IPv6", and they
> can easily turn it on, but because we weren't forced to find and fix
> the IPv6 security-related bugs that might be around, they get bitten.

Well, I'm quite happy with ipv6 enabled by default (IMHO that's a damn cool
goal to shoot for), as long as the required effort is made to *prevent* ipv6
security-related bugs to show up in woody after it is released. This means
testing against ipv6 every (priority standard or higher) non-ipv6-patched
app/daemon which does ip-level and network-hostname-level access control
BEFORE releasing woody, at the very least.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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