This is a discussion on Re: 7.0 - slow/unstable Internet access via Linux router - FreeBSD ; > On Monday 03 March 2008 19:07:38 Mark Andrews wrote: > > > On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 02:30:01PM +0300, Dmitry Antipov wrote: > > > > Is it required to have 'options INET6' even if I'm not using ...
> On Monday 03 March 2008 19:07:38 Mark Andrews wrote:
> > > On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 02:30:01PM +0300, Dmitry Antipov wrote:
> > > > Is it required to have 'options INET6' even if I'm not using any IPv6
> > > > connectivity ?
> > >
> > > No, not unless you rely on SCTP, which at this time *does* require
> > > INET6. If you remove INET6, you must also remove SCTP.
> > >
> > > Be aware that if you remove INET6, ntpd (if used) will complain about
> > > missing transport protocol capability for tcp6 and udp6. It's a
> > > harmless warning, and won't impact functionality of ntpd. There is an
> > > open PR for this problem:
> > > http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=3Dbin/78728
> > >
> > > > Also I have occasional 'mskc0: Uncorrectable PCI Express error'
> > > > messages, which is a known
> > > > (http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr....=3Dkern/119613) problem...
> > >
> > > Can't help you with this, but I bet Pyun YongHyeon can. :-)
> > I really don't understand this wish people have to turn off
> > IPv6. The world is running out of IPv4 addresses. IPv6
> > will be required within a year or two. Now is the time to
> easy, you do not need ipv6 when you are on an ipv4 network
> > make sure every piece of software you use that requires IP
> > connectivity supports IPv6. In 2-3 years time it will be
> > too late as you won't have the option to fall back to IPv4.
What does turning off IPv6 get you other than a few less
bytes of code?
> > IPv6 connectivity is available to everyone today if they
> > wish it. You don't have to wait for you ISP to supply it.
> well, that might not be exactly true, what do you want (and why should you)
> with an ipv6 address/service on your computer when you are on an ipv4
The ability to actually *test* that a application that you
use will work over IPv6. This is something that everybody
that uses a networked application should be doing.
Mark Andrews, ISC
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742 INTERNET: Mark_Andrews@isc.org
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