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From Krist van Besien <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Building Apache 2.2 without IPv6
Date Fri, 04 Dec 2009 05:59:14 GMT
On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 5:41 PM, Daniel Reinhardt
<> wrote:
> Krist,
> First of all I came here for help with disabling IPv6 not a testimony from
> other users on how useful it is for a small LAN.
> Give me one good reason why IPv6 is useful for a small home LAN where I can
> use and have more IP's then I can use.

IPv6 offers a lot more than just more IP addresses. One of the goals
is also to improve network autoconfiguration so network devices can
truly be "plug and play". Wich is a good feature to have for people
who don't want to be network admins, but still have a complex home
network. There are allready media streaming devices on the market that
rely on this.

> I want to do this so all my daemons are listening on IPv4, so that my Home
> Router can deal with it as it doesn't support IPv4 over IPv6 and vice versa.

You don't need to recompile apache if that is all you want. You can
safely ignore Apache's IPv6 capabilities.
This is why your request sounded a bit unusual to me.


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