[Bug 451] New: new config-Option: IPv4or6

Pekka Savola pekkas at netcore.fi
Thu Dec 5 21:06:17 EST 2002

On Wed, 4 Dec 2002, Dan Kaminsky wrote:
> Pekka Savola wrote:
> > I fail to see the real usefulness of this command, as manual configuration 
> > on a host-basis seems like a big chore to me .. much bigger than just 
> > trying v6 and using it if AAAA records are found.
> What if the IPv6 network is being slow?

Remove it from DNS or use -4.
> What if IPv6 endpoints and IPv4 endpoints fall out of sync (i.e. 
> is not IPv6

See above.
> There's some pretty extensive ipv4/ipv6 transition nastiness to be dealt 
> with, as described here:
> http://playground.iijlab.net/i-d/draft-itojun-ipv6-transition-abuse-01.txt
> I'd lean toward providing support for avoiding such hassles.

There's another that may prove to be interesting reading especially 
considering your first point:


Also, "IPv6 transition architecture" and "getaddrinfo address ordering"  
discussion on IETF v6ops mailing list last month may be very interesting 
in that light.

Pekka Savola                 "Tell me of difficulties surmounted,
Netcore Oy                   not those you stumble over and fall"
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