BIND9 built w/--disable-ipv6 on 8.1-STABLE
dougb at FreeBSD.org
Tue Sep 21 18:06:44 UTC 2010
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On 9/21/2010 4:43 AM, Mark Kamichoff wrote:
| 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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beg_the_question
Yes, especially the last bit, "Usage commentators have deemed using the
term in this way to be incorrect." :)
|> | 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.
If I'm still alive when IPv6 is the norm and IPv4 is the exception, I
promise to give it another look. :)
... and that's just a little bit of history repeating.
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