Problems with IPv6-less kernel and world

Spil Oss spil.oss at
Sat Feb 10 19:08:35 UTC 2007

Hi Michael,

Well, actually I'm proposing a change to the GENERIC kernel and
make.conf.example to add to the comment that one should add
WITHOUT_IPV6 to the make.conf if you enable NO_INET6.

That sounds to me like something completely different than contacting
all port-maintainers.

There may off course be a lot of ports in the ports-collection that do
not correctly handle WITHOUT_IPV6, and the maintainers of these ports
should be contaced on a per-port basis.

Kind regards,


On 07/02/07, Michael <bsdannounce at> wrote:
> Spil Oss wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I have NO_INET6 in my /etc/make.conf and INET6 is commented out in my
> > kernel config.
> > Until today I did *not* have WITHOUT_IPV6 in my make.conf
> > In 6.1 I have been unable to run php 5.2 in combination with
> > mail/roundcube, it segfaulted apache, 5.1.6_3 was fine.
> > Since my upgrade to 6.2-RELEASE I was no longer able to connect to the
> > MSN network using irc/bitlbee_1.0.3_3 (which worked fine on 6.1) and
> > every account I had took an additional 75 seconds to load (timeout on
> > the socket) (net.inet.tcp.keepinit: 75000? or net.inet.tcp.keepintvl:
> > 75000?)
> >
> > After trying all kinds of things (openssl, gnutls), today I found out
> > that bitlbee had a --ipv6 knob in it's config and was able to run
> > bitlbee again after fiddling the Makefile. Then I set WITHOUT_IPV6 in
> > my make.conf and that worked as well.
> > To my surprise, a newly compiled PHP 5.2 now also works
> >
> > Should there not be a warning in the examples and man-pages for the
> > make.conf and GENERIC that you should set WITHOUT_IPV6 if you disable
> > INET6 and/or set NO_INET6?
> > Would save idiots like undersigned tripping into this dark hole....
> >
> > Kind Regards,
> >
> > Spil.
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> I couldn't agree more.  This makes it tough for those of us that want to
> get rid of the overhead of the IPV6 protocol in our systems, and a lot
> more work in researching whether or not a particular binary will cause
> problems.
> What you'll probably have to do Spil is contact the maintainer of each
> of those ports and request that some form of option or note be added to
> the port/pkg_desc.
> Michael Lawver
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