Where to for Samba4? - Native IPv6

Björn Jacke bj at SerNet.DE
Mon Sep 10 11:24:56 GMT 2007

Hi Jelmer,

On 2007-09-08 at 22:00 +0200 Jelmer Vernooij sent off:
> Am Samstag, den 08.09.2007, 20:38 +0100 schrieb davidholder at erion.co.uk:
> > Great to hear from you.
> > 
> > Going IPv6 native does not get rid of IPv4. The IPv6 API is by definition
> > dual stack (strange though it may sound). What we can do is make all the
> > code IPv6 or protocol independent and still support IPv4.
> Just the IPv6 representation isn't sufficient because we need the IPv4
> addresses. For example, NBT uses a little-endian 4 byte serialization of
> IPv4 addresses. Several of the protocols don't make sense to run over
> IPv6, such as NBT or WINS.

I think what David is referring to is this:


It might in fact be a good idea to use this API at least for those parts which
*do* work with IPv6.

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