[Bug 24828] Re: IPv6 should be disabled by default
rdenis at simphalempin.com
Tue Apr 3 08:07:13 UTC 2007
On Tue, 03 Apr 2007 05:50:13 -0000, Thomas Butter <thomas at gmx.net> wrote:
> The relevant changes in glibc 2.5 are address sorting related. I don't
> think it allows disabling AAAA queries in gai.conf
Yes. These changes will NOT AT ALL fix the AAAA timeout problem. But some
people reported there were "other" (unspecified?) issues than AAAA timeout.
glibc 2.5 (and kernel 188.8.131.52) will fix a bunch of other potential
It will not cause connection timeouts when trying to connect to a
dual-stack server from a dual-stack private-IPv6(ULAs) and IPv4 network,
as IPv4 will be attempted first.
Similarly, if you have sone clueless XP/Vista box advertising a 6to4 prefix
on the network: glibc 2.5 will prioritize IPv4 (unless the final destination
has a 6to4 address), whereas glibc 2.3 would prioritize IPv6.
IPv6 should be disabled by default
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