IPv6 is explicitly disabled

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at infradead.org
Thu May 24 19:51:07 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-05-24 at 20:34 +0100, Steve Hill wrote:
> 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)?

No good reason. There was a miscommunication about an initscripts change
which led to it happening for test4. It should be fixed now though -- F7
installations shouldn't suffer the same problem.


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