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[Bug 485406] New: Disable IPv6 by default
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  • Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 04:45:05 -0600 (MDT)
  • Message-id: <bug-485406-21960@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/>
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=485406


Summary: Disable IPv6 by default
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.2
Version: Alpha 0
Platform: x86
OS/Version: openSUSE 11.1
Status: NEW
Severity: Enhancement
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Network
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: rastislav.krupansky@xxxxxxxxx
QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---


User-Agent: Opera/9.63 (Windows NT 5.1; U; sk) Presto/2.1.1

Hi.

I´ve read the article on linux com - http://www.linux.com/feature/139214 and
especially the article "Networking: IPv6 support", seems to be quite
interesting.

Quote:

"Version 4 of the Internet Protocol (the layer that connects software to the
Internet) is in the process of being superseded by version 6. By default,
Ubuntu supports the new version, but many Internet service providers have not
switched over yet. When IPv6 support has not been implemented properly by an
ISP or by a broadband router, an Ubuntu user can experience slow access or even
a total lack of access to the Internet.

From reading the forums it seems that Ubuntu may have defaulted to IPv6 support
too early. IPv4 support can be re-enabled, but it involves editing
configuration files. If Canonical has decided to be ahead of the curve, it
should make it easier for people to switch back to IPv4."

This could also affect new users of openSUSE. Many users needn´t know (where
via YaST) they can enable/disable IPv6.

Have you thought, that openSUSE comes with disable IPV6 by default, till ISP
switches to the version 6?

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Disable IPv6 by default
2.
3.
Actual Results:
Web browsing seemes slow

Expected Results:
Speed up web browsing, till all ISP switches to the version 6?

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