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Re: defaulting to net.ipv6.bindv6only=1 for squeeze

Brian May <bam@snoopy.debian.net> writes:

> In that case, how can correct programs be broken if IPv6 is not
> supported?  Surely it is just a matter of binding to IPv4 and ignoring
> the error that occurs when trying to bind to the IPv6 socket (or vice
> versa if IPv6 is supported but not IPv4)?

I don't believe that combination can break correct programs.

This part of the thread started with a specific client that was having
problems following this configuration change, which I think was traced to
a bug in the way that program handled network setup.  The discussion of
blacklisting the ipv6 module was a side-part of that thread sparked by
comments about the other ways in which that program seemed to be buggy.
This whole digression is basically unrelated to the change mentioned in
the subject line.

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

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