[Icecast] Using Icecast over IPv6

Geoff Shang geoff at QuiteLikely.com
Mon Jun 6 14:39:09 UTC 2011


Thanks for the quick answer!

On Mon, 6 Jun 2011, Thomas.Rucker at tieto.com wrote:

> To your problem there are two approaches:
> - bind explicitly to :: and to (so an ipv4 and a separate ipv6 bind)
> - change your sysctl.conf to contain: "net.ipv6.bindv6only = 0"

hmmm.  OK but this implies (does it not) that 
/proc/sys/net/ipv6/bindv6only should now contain something other than 0. 
It doesn't (i.e. it does contain 0).

> If you opt for the latter don't forget to reload sysctl settings or 
> change that option using the 'sysctl' command. No reboot necessary!

If I opt for the latter, will it break when I upgrade to the next Debian 

> This is because the latter setting changed in debian squeeze a while 
> ago. It now defaults to a setting that prevents listening for ipv6 and 
> ipv4 on the same bind. (This also used to break java)

Is there a good reason to disable this?


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