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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Building Apache 2.2 without IPv6
Date Fri, 04 Dec 2009 08:51:29 GMT
Daniel Reinhardt wrote:
> From: "William A. Rowe Jr." <>
> Sent: 04 December, 2009 7:03
> To: <>
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Building Apache 2.2 without IPv6
>> Zachary Uram wrote:
>>> Krist I prefer IPv4 addressing. I can remember but I can't
>>> remember some insane IPv6 hexadecimal address! lol. And I love my
>>> commands such as ping, traceroute, dig, host, nslookup etc.
>> This has nothing to do with why to enable IPv6 in APR.
> Actually it has everything to do with it.  IPv6 is useless to me on a
> small HOME LAN of 5 computers.

No, it isn't.

IPv6 defines an entire set of improved DNS interrogation techniques which
are vastly superior to the original, IPv4/Posix subset.  getaddrinfo()
and getnameinfo() don't exist without IPv6 'support'.  That support doesn't
have to include a single binding to an adapter, but those functions are part
of the IPv6 'spec'.

If you want to continue to belabor your arguments, this is a users list.
I'm sure other users will entertain your dialog.

But if APR *detected* IPv6 functions, that functionality is enabled.  If
your packager dropped you an IPv6 enabled package and an IPv4 kernel, that
is their mistake and you need to move this dialog to their forum if you hope
to gain any results from your complaints.

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