Where to for Samba4? - Native IPv6

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Mon Sep 10 13:39:25 GMT 2007

Hi Björn,

Am Montag, den 10.09.2007, 13:24 +0200 schrieb Björn Jacke:
> 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:
> http://www.kame.net/newsletter/19980604/
> It might in fact be a good idea to use this API at least for those parts which
> *do* work with IPv6.
I agree that is a good idea and am not opposing that, but I think it's a
bad idea to provide protocols over IPv6 that can only work with IPv4
anyway (such as NetBIOS).



Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at samba.org> - http://samba.org/~jelmer/
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