Adding IPv6 support to Samba
abartlet at pcug.org.au
Mon Apr 15 15:00:02 GMT 2002
Nathan Lutchansky wrote:
> Has anybody thought about or attempted to do this? Although IPv4
> addressing is deeply embedded in NBT, SMB has no IPv4 dependencies at all,
> so it is straightforward to run direct-hosted SMB (port 445) over IPv6.
> Is this a feature anybody else would like to have? Do the core developers
> have any feelings on this? -Nathan
The main issue is that whatever you must do *must* compile and function
on all of Samba's supported platforms. Take a look at how OpenSSH did
it - I think they have the same problem.
Other than that - it would be handy if Samba were already 'up to speed'
when MS finally jumps on board.
Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College abartlet at hawkerc.net
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