Disable IPv6 by default.

Colin Walters walters at redhat.com
Thu Sep 13 16:13:29 UTC 2007

On 9/13/07, David Cantrell <dcantrell at redhat.com> wrote:
> This has been fixed since Fedora 7.  If you specify no options, the
> defaults are DHCP for IPv4 and auto neighbor discovery for
> IPv6.  Previously, if you disabled IPv6 during installation or selected auto
> neighbor discovery, DHCPv6 still occurred.

Let me quote Havoc here (from http://ometer.com/free-software-ui.html):

"Reading dozens of GNOME and Red Hat bugs per day, I find that users ask for
a preference by default. If a user is using my app FooBar and they come to
something they think is stupid - say the app deletes all their email - it's
extremely common that they'll file a bug saying "there should be an option
to disable eating all my email" instead of one saying "your craptastic
junk-heap of an app ate my email." People just assume that FooBar was
designed to eat your email, and humbly ask that you let them turn off this
feature they don't like.

Fight the temptation! Admit the truth to your users - you're a loser, FooBar
just sucks and ate their email. ;-) This feature should be fixed, not made

This entire thread was a perfect example.  It isn't a question of whether or
not to enable IPv6; if we want IPv6, fix the bugs that adding it
introduces.  Don't add options to enable it or disable it.
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