Re: Bindv6only once again
Sune Vuorela writes:
> On 2010-06-13, Vincent Bernat <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> It is difficult to understand why we should wait freeze time to change
>> anything. Some people (including me) may be afraid that the problem may
>> not be corrected because of the freeze. Moreover, in the meantime, some
>> applications don't work with IPv6 for people that are unaware of the
>> possibility to modify the sysctl.
> You are taking the wrong approach to things. We should see if it is
> still a major problem at freeze time, or if we have managed to fix all
> the buggy software before freeze.
> The fix is not to revert the changes, but to fix the software that this
> change exposes bugs in.
The behavior with net.ipv6.bindv6only=0 is mandated by both POSIX and
the governing RFC. How can you call it a bug for software to expect
that behavior? The true bug is that Debian intentionally violates these
standards. If people decide (as Vincent Bernat suggested) that Debian
is a buggy piece of junk because of that, they will be right.