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

Doug Barton dougb at
Tue Sep 21 19:24:52 UTC 2010

On 9/21/2010 12:15 PM, Kevin Oberman wrote:

> I'd suggest looking at it when IPv6 becomes a standard part of system
> software and routing . That will happen long before IPv4 becomes an
> exception.

I think you missed the bit where I pointed out that the current 
configuration works in all modern cases, both common and uncommon. The 
point I tried to humorously make in my previous post was that the 
current configuration will continue to work until such time as systems 
are commonly built without any IPv4 at all. BIND does not even have a 
configuration knob for "no IPv4" atm, nor should it, since it works 
perfectly well on IPv6-only systems.

In short, there is no reason to make a change now, and long before there 
is any reason to make such a change the underlying software will have 
changed sufficiently to make the discussion moot.

As always, users with special needs beyond what the base BIND provides 
are welcome to configure to their heart's content either with the 
port(s) of BIND, or if that's not enough knobs for you you can always 
build it yourself.



PS, pardon the humorless nature of this reply, as attempting to make my 
point(s) with humor was apparently not very effective.


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