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Re: Disabling AAAA dns lookups in NetBSD
On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 10:03:10AM +0100, David Brownlee wrote:
> Tools that ship with the system understand how to handle this, but is
> it reasonable for every third party tool to have to do so?
Yes. IPv4+IPv6 mixed mode is going to stay with us for a long time, and
"one protocol broken, one protocol working" will happen quite often.
Applications claiming IPv6 support that can not fail-over from one family
to the other if whatever they try first are just broken.
(Even if the local system has perfectly working IPv6, there might be
issues on the path to the target server, while IPv4 could succeed - or
USENET is *not* the non-clickable part of WWW!
Gert Doering - Munich, Germany
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