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From: Christian Kauhaus (ckauhaus_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-03-31 11:22:47


Brian Barrett <brbarret_at_[hidden]>:
>Great! We currently only have IPv4 support, but IPv6 has always been
>on the wishlist. Most of the developers in the States don't have

This is very fine. :-)

>As far as I'm aware, there is no one working on IPv6 support for Open
>MPI. We would welcome anyone willing to work on the support :). And

Then it looks like we are going to start it...

>Are your hosts configured for both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic (or are they
>IPv6 only)? I ask because that will determine what your first step
>is. There are two TCP communication channels in Open MPI -- the tcp

We currently have dual-stacked hosts. Everything else is sort of
ridiculous at the current time.

>MPI traffic. Without a working tcp oob component, it's pretty close
>to impossible to start the tcp btl, so if you only have IPv6 on your
>machines, that will dictate starting with the tcp oob component.

Since we are able to reach every node both on IPv4 and IPv6, we do not
have the bootstrapping problem. It looks to me that ORTE/OOB would be
the easier part to start with anyway.

-Christian

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Dipl.-Inf. Christian Kauhaus                               <><
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