openSUSE 11.4 and IPv6 / glibc bug

Hi, I note that quite a few users report problems with their internet connections using 11.4. It appears that all traditional methods to disable IPv4 no longer work. The reason for this is described here:

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=685627

A work-around would be to use IPv6 enabled nameservers, notably 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

What do you think? I guess the HOWTO needs to be adapted.

On 07/19/2011 12:36 PM, vodoo wrote:

> A work-around would be to use IPv6 enabled nameservers, notably 8.8.8.8
> and 8.8.4.4
>
> What do you think?

as a stockholder, i do not think Google has signed up to be Earth’s free
nameserver…so, while i do think folks running openSUSE with IPv6
problems should press their own ISP to get with the program and fix
their nameservers…

but, i do not think the community’s How-tos should be changed until we
have at least asked Google if that is ok with them…they might be
VERY happy to endorse our wholesale use if we are willing to endorse
their brand, i don’t know…

wait, i’m not a stockholder today…(temporarily forgot i sold all on
Friday, last)


DD
Caveat-Hardware-Software
openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobiles” of operating systems!

Lend us a fiver ?:stuck_out_tongue:

as a stockholder, i do not think Google has signed up to be Earth’s free nameserver

Google invites everyone to use its public nameservers:

Google Public DNS
Frequently Asked Questions

The real question to be discussed here is how to get a beginner to restore his internet access required to do updates when his ISP’s DNS sucks.

On 07/20/2011 04:06 PM, vodoo wrote:

> (http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/faq.html)

oh! i wasn’t aware of all of that…(i just thought someone had
‘learned’ the dotted quads and was kinda passing them around under the
table, so to speak…

> The real question to be discussed here is how to get a beginner to
> restore his internet access required to do updates when his ISP’s DNS
> sucks.

isn’t that as “easy” as an beginner level how-to put into the how-to
forum here http://tinyurl.com/5v6ssca and/or the SBD section of the wiki
here http://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Support_database ?


DD
Caveat-Hardware-Software
openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobiles” of operating systems!

I disagree. This works perfectly well on Vista or Win7 regardless of your ISP supporting ipv6 DNS or not so I think it should at least be possible to disable ipv6 easily in openSUSE and currently it’s not even possible…

Best regards,
Greg

On 07/21/2011 01:16 PM, glistwan wrote:
> I think it should at least be possible to disable
> ipv6 easily in openSUSE and currently it’s not even possible…

where did you get that idea?

mine has been off since the first (or second) day after i installed
11.4, when i decided to easily disabled it.

and, i easily enabled it again on IPv6 day to see if my ISP had got
their stuff right yet (they had not, so i easily disabled it
again…and, it remains so…

by the way, i believe the reason “works perfectly well on Vista or Win7
regardless of your ISP supporting ipv6 DNS or not” is because both are
born with IPv6 disabled or not capable…


DD
Caveat-Hardware-Software
openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobiles” of operating systems!

In the bug report :slight_smile: Did You read it ?

Best regards,
Greg

On 07/22/2011 08:06 AM, glistwan wrote:
>
> In the bug report :slight_smile: Did You read it ?

no i hadn’t, thanks…it is enlightening!!

i guess i should switch to Win7…it came on this machine, free and easy
peasy! :slight_smile:


DD
Caveat-Hardware-Software
openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobiles” of operating systems!

Don’t go to extremes :slight_smile: I don’t encounter the problem so use openSUSE on ma laptop all the time as it’s safer and feels faster but if I did I would consider switching back to Windows…

I really hope the glibc devs will fix this soon. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Best regards,
Greg