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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 05:33pm on 04/11/2013 under , , , ,

As a follow-up to my previous post about turning off RFC4941 IPv6 temporary addresses, here are the instructions, tested with the current versions of the operating systems (OS X Mavericks, Ubuntu 13.10, Windows 8).

On OS X, run “sysctl -w net.inet6.ip6.use_tempaddr=0” to make an immediate change, and add “net.inet6.ip6.use_tempaddr=0” to /etc/sysctl.conf for a permanent change.

On Ubuntu, run “sysctl -w net.ipv6.conf.all.use_tempaddr=0” to make an immediate change, and add “net.ipv6.conf.all.use_tempaddr=0” to /etc/sysctl.conf for a permanent change.

On Windows, run the following and restart:
netsh interface ipv6 set privacy state=disabled store=active
netsh interface ipv6 set privacy state=disabled store=persistent
netsh interface ipv6 set global randomizeidentifiers=disabled store=active
netsh interface ipv6 set global randomizeidentifiers=disabled store=persistent

location: St Andrews, Scotland
tobyaw: (Frogmarch 2002 - Whitby)
posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 12:46pm on 11/09/2013 under , , ,
The new iPhones look appealing, but with the forthcoming iOS 7 supporting our family’s iPhones and iPads, I don’t feel the need to upgrade. However good the hardware revisions are, I tend to find more value in software updates, and as long as those keep coming I am happy with the hardware that we own.

The same thing applies to computers. I was motivated to upgrade my old Mac Mini when it would no longer run the latest OS X; I suspect I’ll be using the replacement Mac Mini until it too no longer runs the latest operating system.

Does this mean that phones now have a useful life of four years? I don’t feel the urge to upgrade every two years, as I was doing a decade ago. This is partly influenced by buying my recent devices outright and using SIM-only contracts, so I don’t have the upgrade cost included in my monthly payments.
location: St Andrews, Scotland

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