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Re: [opensuse] Moving to IPv6
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2010 15:29:17 +0200
  • Message-id: <i6anfd$28p$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Adam Tauno Williams wrote:

On Thu, 2010-09-09 at 14:47 +0200, Per Jessen wrote:
Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
There is just tons of software that needs to use or keep track of
IPs that simply is not ready.
There is a lot; I don't know about 'tons'. Most software doesn't
care. I think there is very little software that "needs to use or
track of IPs". In our entire stack I think we located two
applications that didn't work with IPv6. One of those was very
fixed [typically IP addresses end up getting stored as strings,
make the string field longer, recompile, works].
I can name at least three fairly popular bits of software that have
an issue with IPv6 for the moment -... php,...

Dunno, we are using PHP extensively in an IPv6 network. Haven't seen
any issues so far [over a year].

Well, if a PHP application needs to lookup an IPv6 address, it would
need to use getaddrinfo() and that has yet to be implemented in PHP.

Per Jessen, Zürich (18.2°C)

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