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From: Christian Kauhaus (ckauhaus_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-03-31 14:55:51

Ralph Castain <rhc_at_[hidden]>:
>From the run-time perspective, whatever you do *must* support heterogeneous
>networks of computers that may and may not support IPv6, and may and may not
>support IPv6-mapped IPv4 addresses. In other words, the solution must support
>systems including computers that only know IPv4.

It is clear to me that we cannot entirely rely on the availability of
IPv6-mapped IPv4 addresses. Getting the IPv6-enabled sources to compile
on systems without sockaddr_in6 or getaddrinfo() is sort of nasty, but
should be possible. For example, we could extend the configure script to
test this and provide some drop-in replacements in case these
structures/call are missing on the system.

Are there some reference platforms which are really old, but need to
be supported? The information on slide 101 on
is fairly generic...


Dipl.-Inf. Christian Kauhaus                               <><
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