[BitTorrent] ipv6

Martin Nilsson yahoo at mani.user.lysator.liu.se
Fri Jan 21 06:17:12 EST 2005


Justin Cormack wrote:
> 
> I am not sure if you need to, as presumably any ipv6 capable client would
> connect to the tracker by ipv6 if possible, and then could then just be
> fed ipv6 addresses (including compatibility ipv4 addresses for ipv4 hosts),
> while anyone making an ipv4 connection presumably cant cope with ipv6
> addresses. But I need to test this. Will look at what the code does.

The problem is that if an ipv6 client isn't able to connect to the 
tracker through ipv6 (either by not having a ipv6 route or the tracker 
isn't on an ipv6 network at all) you will make the wrong assumption 
about its capabilities.

/Martin Nilsson


 
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