Comment 301 for bug 417757

Derek (bugs-m8y) wrote :

Jeremy. Member of the IPv6 taskforce eh.

Well, it is fortunate for me that the code snippet I posted in #288 and #290 worked, because otherwise Ubuntu's pushing forward would have pushed it right off our (large) corporate network.

We have 0 control over that infrastructure. So it was either eliminate the slow and steady introduction of Linux and more open services in general, or find a workaround for this *bug*.

There's ideology, and then there's pragmatism.

It may not work for everyone, but it'd be nice if something equiv to defaulting to AI_ADDRCONFIG without the need for that preload trick was made available in some alternate package that people could add, see if it works for them, and remove once transitions were complete.