IPv6 is explicitly disabled
steve at nexusuk.org
Thu May 24 19:34:36 UTC 2007
I'm running rawhide and have 2 files in /etc/modprobe.d which are not
owned by any package and both contain the line "install ipv6 /bin/true".
The files are called disable-ipv6 and disable-ipv6-0 - with these files
present the ipv6 module is never loaded and therefore IPv6 will never
work, even when you explicitly configure the network to use IPv6 and have
a router advertising itself.
This seems like a backwards step - it causes problems for those of us who
use IPv6 networks in our day to day lives and doesn't exactly help promote
the badly needed migration towards IPv6.
Is there a good reason for disabling IPv6 by default (it's worth noting
that not only did previous releases of Fedora enable it by default, but so
does Mac OS X and I believe Windows Vista)?
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