Disable IPv6 by default.

Richi Plana myfedora at richip.dhs.org
Thu Sep 13 16:02:05 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 17:48 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> On 13.09.2007 16:17, Chuck Anderson wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 02:09:02PM +0000, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
> >> Let's disable IPv6 by default and let the user enable it.
> > Why?  Is it causing a problem for you?
> I'm all for leaving IPv6 enabled, but I'd like to abuse this thread to
> bring something up:
> At work we only have a IPv4 dhcp-server. But anaconda seems to look for
> a IPv6 dhcp-server during network-install -- that takes about one minute
> to time out, which is a bit annoying. Thus I use "noipv6" regularly when
> installing Fedora at work.
> Are other facing the same problem or is that something that only happens
> in this specific network?  Does the timeout really have to be one
> minute? Wouldn't something like 10 or 15 seconds suffice if a IPv4
> address was found already?

Same here. That's the top-most reason I disable it (the others including
that I don't need it in my network).

It might actually be a bug that needs reporting. Or it might be a
limitation of IPv6 (perhaps according to the specs, one minute is the

Richi Plana

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