gethostby* users

David Holder david.holder at
Fri Oct 12 11:36:14 GMT 2007


Thanks. For those who wish to see my talk from the CIFS Workshop it can 
be found at Let me know 
if you have any questions.

A lot of work has been done (particularly by Jeremy) since the CIFS 
workshop to migrate Samba3 to use the current IPv6 socket API.

Samba4 can  be "IPv6 enabled". I have a new hack for this which I'll be 
putting up on my Blog soon ;-).

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Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-10-11 at 23:35 -0700, Ulrich Drepper wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> Even though the situation improved, there are still some programs left
>> which use the gethostby* functions.  These really have to be converted
>> to use getaddrinfo.  Here is the break-down per package of an incomplete
>> installation giving the number of programs/libraries with problems in
>> that package.  I.e., there are like more packages on an install-all
>> machine.  The full list with the program/library names is at
>> Samba is responsible for almost one quarter of the problems.
> After some excellent work and presentations by David Holder
> <david.holder at> at the recent CIFS interop there is current
> work to fix up Samba for IPv6.  Some parts of the protocol just don't
> allow for anything but IPv4, but where we can, things are being updated
> for Samba 3.2.  
> Andrew Bartlett

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