Subject: Re: old name lookup breakage (getaddrinfo)
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-net
Date: 05/08/2000 21:10:07
Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU> writes:
> I'd have to ask someone else (Costa Sapunzakis) for exact details.
> I got the impression it'd need fixes at at Stanford server as well,
> but I could be wrong.
> The folk-wisdom around Stanford, though, is 'dont even try', which is
> why I still turn off IPv6 in recent NetBSD kernels i configured.
> (That's when I ran into the netstat problem, btw: put back the IPv6
> kernel and its fine.)

Dozens of NetBSD developers that I *know of personally* are running
with v6 enabled. I run with it enabled on every machine I've got --
even the laptop I plug in to v4 nets at clients. It has never hurt

If you find anyone dispensing this "folk wisdom" in the future, please
tell them there is, in fact, no problem with enabling INET6 in your
kernel. It will cause no harm, even if you make use of not a single v6
application and have no v6 support on your network.

By the way, I run the v6 code every day for apps, too. No complaints.