[zeromq-dev] [PATCH] IPv6 changes to 4.0

Steven McCoy steven.mccoy at miru.hk
Tue Aug 30 07:24:19 CEST 2011


On 30 August 2011 13:06, Martin Sustrik <sustrik at 250bpm.com> wrote:

> On 08/29/2011 04:55 AM, Steven McCoy wrote:
>
>  I'm ending up with only two realistic choices that follow the criteria
>> of the users intent.
>>
>> 1,  Do not support adapter names at all for IPv6, i.e. only support with
>> ipv4only(1).
>>
>> 2,  Manually iterate all IPv6 interfaces on the adapter and forward onto
>> bind/connect.
>>
>> The operating systems are really pushing for #1 but I think that is a
>> very weak position to take.  I think we can only proceed with #2.
>>
>
> We can start with the weak position and think about how to solve the hard
> problem later on. It would still be better than the current solution the
> interface name resolution does not work well in some circumstances.
>
> What do you think?
>
>
That's fine, although the alternative of directing users to `/etc/networks`
is also broken and no public API exists on Win32.

Also, consider I re-implemented the getnetbyname API for Win32 and IPv6
specifically as a way forward for this administrative technique with
OpenPGM.

-- 
Steve-o
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