Subject: Re: -current sendmail cancer in IPv4-only kernel
To: Sean Doran <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 05/07/2000 14:34:56
In message <>Sean Doran writes
>Frank van der Linden writes:
>| After all, INET6 is scheduled to be the default in the future.
>This is wildly optimistic.

I'd say its just plain wrong.  Even Steve Deering has always said
that IPv6 may never be deployed. As more and more people are
acutally seeing IPv6, more and more of them are saying it is unlikely
to ever be widely deployed.

Indeed, people more clueful than Frank or I are even as far as to say
that IPv6 is _undeployable_.  NetBSD may disagree with that position,
but it's certainly not an untenable or obviously-wrong position.

So. Given the very real technical questions over the future of IPv6, I
think we have no business __at__ __all_ tying NetBSD, or NetBSD users,
to IPv6.  We need to continue to support IPv6-free systems for the
foreseeable future.

>My personal desire for the ability to easily prepare a system wholly
>devoid of ANY v6-related data outside of the source tree you can consider
>a whine, since my contribution to NetBSD is rather small.

You're not the only one desiring it. I dont know who else is, though.