[BitTorrent] Re: ipv6 planning

aaron aaronyy at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 29 16:23:19 EDT 2004


Why not let client submit multiple IP addresses and tracker relay 
all address to supported client as well, which can be mixed IPv4 and 
IPv6 address. Then let other peers to decide which IP is the optimal 
address to connecting each other, or even multiply links can be 
possible.

--- In BitTorrent at yahoogroups.com, Bram Cohen <bram at b...> wrote:
> I thought about ipv6 some more, and went over feedback from this 
list and
> some other places, and have a new plan.
> 
> The new plan is that when a client connects via ipv4 it's assumed 
to
> support ipv4 only. If it then connects via ipv6 later it's assumed 
to
> support both ipv4 and ipv6. Typical client behavior will be to 
connect
> first via ipv4, then if that works make another connection via 
ipv6.
> 
> I think this is much simpler than the previous plan, both 
conceptually and
> in terms of implementation.
> 
> -Bram




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