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Re: [PATCH] Issue separate DNS queries for ipv4 and ipv6

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Issue separate DNS queries for ipv4 and ipv6
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 23:50:27 +0200
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On 18.10.2012 23:21, Gustavo Luiz Duarte wrote:

> Because IPv4 is much more prevalent at present, what means less
> unnecessary traffic and a slightly better performance on most of the
> cases.

Also way too often IPv6 is misconfigured and detecting this condition
may be slow if the packets simply get dropped.

> We can always change the default in the future (when IPv6 is more
> prevalent) as such "preference" is just an optimization.
> Also, I should soon have a patch to allow the user to configure this
> lookup behavior if he/she wants it.
> On 10/16/2012 10:06 PM, Richard Laager wrote:
>> On Tue, 2012-10-16 at 21:55 -0300, Gustavo Luiz Duarte wrote:
>>> The default is DNS_OPTION_PREFER_IPV4.
>> Why prefer IPv4 when most things prefer IPv6?
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Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko

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