severity 268631 wishlist
tag 268631 + wontfix
thanks

On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 11:59:16AM +0100, Barak A. Pearlmutter wrote:
> > ...  It doesn't belong in APT, it should be a global, system-wide
> > preference.  I don't feel like adjusting the preferences of every
> > single network program whenever I switch from a good IPv6 to a bad
> > IPv6 network.
> 
> I absolutely agree.
> 
> > Barak: if IPv6 is much slower than IPv4, please adjust the
> > preferences in /etc/gai.conf.  Just say
> >
> >   precedence ::ffff:0:0/96  100
> 
> That configuration file is impossible for non-super-uber-expert
> programmers to find.
> 
>   $ man -k ipv6 | egrep gai | wc -l
>   0
> 
>   $ man -k gai.conf
>   gai.conf (5)         - getaddrinfo(3) configuration file
> 
> Preferring IPv4 over IPv6 should be the default.  If there is any
> non-silly argument for not making it the default, I have not heard it.

IPv6 should be the default, that's the only way to do a transition to
IPv6. Also it is mandated by a lot of RFC. They are plenty of other good
reasons of preferring IPv6 over IPv4. It's not going to change.

Tagging the bug as wontfix.

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Aurelien Jarno                          GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73
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