BIND9 built w/--disable-ipv6 on 8.1-STABLE

Mark Kamichoff prox at
Tue Sep 21 11:43:02 UTC 2010

On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 03:34:05PM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
> | Although, that still does beg the question,
> No, it doesn't. :) See

> | 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.

I see, that makes sense.  However, as IPv6 becomes more widely used
(perhaps quite far in the future, when folks are turning /off/ IPv4), it
might need revisiting.

- Mark

Mark Kamichoff
prox at
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