[BitTorrent] ipv6

Elliott Mitchell ehem at m5p.com
Thu Jan 20 19:15:34 EST 2005


>From: Justin Cormack <justin at street-vision.com>
> > 
> > However, it would be fairly easy to have two returned keys:  peers, and
> > peers_ipv6.  I think that would solve the internet tracker problem.
> 
> 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.

This is not a certainty. Currently IPv6-only hosts are pretty well
non-existant, but assuming an IPv6 host can also handle IPv4 is even
more broken than ignoring IPv6.

I dislike using two keys, but that might be the only way to handle it.


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