[BitTorrent] ipv6

Justin Cormack justin at street-vision.com
Fri Jan 21 05:07:09 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 meant the ipv4 mappings to ipv6 addresses, so you always get an ipv6
address, even for a v4 host. Surely these always work?
 
> I dislike using two keys, but that might be the only way to handle it.

I think some testing is the only way to find out...

Justin


 
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