[jcifs] jcifs and IPv6
Michael B Allen
ioplex at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 11:05:58 MST 2011
No. I am not aware of any technical limitation in the Java language or
CIFS that would prevent you from enabling JCIFS to support IPv6.
The most sensitive places would probably be some authentication
messages or binary blobs that have addresses in them. You would need
to get a packet capture of Windows using IPv6, carefully study how
Windows encodes these addresses and add code to encode and decode them
using more generic routines. Also there may be a few places where
dot-quad format is assumed. Of course those will need to be
In general, I'm sorry to say it would not be a trivial thing I think.
But there is no technical barrier.
Michael B Allen
Java Active Directory Integration
On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 1:59 AM, Dongre, Avinash <Avinash_Dongre at bmc.com> wrote:
> Hello Mike,
> Thanks for your reply,
> Is there any technical feasibility reason JCIFS does not support IPv6.
> I might want to give a try to port current JCIFS to IPv6, so would like to know
> If there are any feasibility reason.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael B Allen [mailto:ioplex at gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 2:37 AM
> To: Dongre, Avinash
> Cc: jcifs at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [jcifs] jcifs and IPv6
> Hi Avinash,
> No, JCIFS does not support IPv6.
> Michael B Allen
> Java Active Directory Integration
> On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 6:42 AM, Dongre, Avinash <Avinash_Dongre at bmc.com> wrote:
>> Does JCIFS support IPv6.
>> If yes which version.
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