Does Samba4 Alpha6 support IPV6?

Sun_Peixing at Sun_Peixing at
Thu Apr 2 16:53:45 GMT 2009



Could you tell me where to download the patch?   I hope the patch is
free and reliable







From: David Holder [mailto:david.holder at] 
Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 12:06 PM
To: Sun, Peixing
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Subject: Re: Does Samba4 Alpha6 support IPV6?


Peixing Sun,

Samba 4 alpha 6 does not support IPv6. In order to get it working you
need to patch it.



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Sun_Peixing at wrote: 

Hi All:
I downloaded and installed Samba4 Alpha6 on my IPV6 compatible Linux
I tried to use smbclient to connect a share using IPV4 IP, it works.
I tried to use smbclient to connect another share using IPV6 IP, it
failed with BAD_NETWORK_NAME error.
I searched on Google for "Samba4" and IPV6,  I think Samba4 doesn't
support IPV6.
Could anybody confirm this for me?
Peixing Sun
root at rtptcs44026 kumar]# ./smbclient //
smb: \> quit
[root at rtptcs44026 kumar]# ./smbclient
Connection to \\2620:0:170:446:0:bad:beef:2\svr2sh1
<file:///\\2620:0:170:446:0:bad:beef:2\svr2sh1>  failed -

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