[Samba] Samba-3.6.1 release IPV6 issue

TAKAHASHI Motonobu monyo at monyo.com
Sat Nov 12 00:12:49 MST 2011

From: Prashant Kashyap <pkashyap at ikanos.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 17:56:33 +0530

>   I am trying to use the shared files from Windows 7 using IPV6 address.
> But I couldn't able to map or access it through V6 address, though I can
> access it through IPV4 address.


> If possible please provide all the steps including smb.conf and windows
> 7 settings if any thing require to be change for especially IPV6.

1st: map an IPv6 address to a hostname using hosts file or DNS.
2nd: connect to the server with \\hostname syntax.

AFAIK, you cannot specify IPv6 address directly. That's Windows'

TAKAHASHI Motonobu <monyo at samba.gr.jp>

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