Disabling IPv6

Matt Zimmerman mdz at canonical.com
Mon Nov 1 22:22:04 UTC 2004

On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 04:52:37PM -0500, volvoguy wrote:

> Hey Oli. I wasn't questioning the overall NEED for IPv6. I definitely
> understand it's benefits. I just wasn't aware of anyone actually using
> it yet. When my ISP (the US's largest cable ISP) assigns me an IPv6
> address instead of IPv4, then I'll understand why it's turned on by
> default in Ubuntu. I've seen other decisions that were made based on
> providing the best possible solution for everybody. If the majority of
> end users are using IPv4, why introduce IPv6 which appears to cause
> problems right now?

Every IPv4 address has a corresponding IPv6 address assigned to it, so in
fact you do already have an IPv6 address.  Whether your provider correctly
routes IPv6 traffic is a different matter, of course.

However, note that the "<foo> isn't using IPv6 yet, why should I?" argument
is circular.

 - mdz

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