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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] RFC: IPv6 support
From: Ralph Castain (rhc_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-09-17 10:03:59


On Sep 17, 2009, at 7:57 AM, Jeff Squyres wrote:

> On Sep 16, 2009, at 11:53 PM, Ralph Castain wrote:
>
>> WHAT: change the IPv6 configuration option to enable IPv6 if and only
>> if specifically requested
>>
>
> At configure or run-time?
>
> I [marginally] prefer a run-time determination. E.g., if we can
> test at run-time "ipv6 wasn't specifically requested, so try to open
> an ipv6 socket, and if it fails, just silently ignore it and disable
> ipv6 support" and "ipv6 was specifically requested, so try to open
> an ipv6 socket; if it fails, error".
>
> But I'm not going to be the one coding this, so I'd also be happy
> with changing the configure-time option default. I just thought I'd
> throw out that request... :-)

If we have a volunteer to code and maintain it, then I don't care.
Unfortunately, we don't appear to have anyone interested in
maintaining the overall ipv6 support, so my proposal is to turn it off
at configure time.

>
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> Jeff Squyres
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