BIND9 built w/--disable-ipv6 on 8.1-STABLE
dougb at FreeBSD.org
Mon Sep 20 22:34:07 UTC 2010
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On 9/19/2010 11:55 AM, Mark Kamichoff wrote:
| Well, you can safely ignore this! I realized afterwards that
| '--disable-ipv6' just disables the default use of IPv6 in BIND, it
| doesn't completely disable the protocol. Turns out I was querying the
| wrong address with DIG when testing this, too. listen-on-v6 certainly
| works as expected, and enables IPv6 like it should.
I'm glad to hear that it worked out for you.
| Although, that still does beg the question,
No, it doesn't. :) See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beg_the_question
| why don't we want IPv6 enabled by default on new BIND installations?
It has to do with whether or not IPv6 support is compiled into the
FreeBSD base system which is compiling BIND. If the configure option is
set to enable but there is not the proper support in the base, then Bad
Things(TM) happen. However, the way that it is set up now if the
binaries are running on a system that has IPv6 support then that is
detected, and you can use it if you choose. If the binaries are running
on a system without IPv6 support, no harm, no foul.
... and that's just a little bit of history repeating.
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