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Re: IPv6 support in WebDAV and HTTP

From: Joe Orton <joe@manyfish.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 00:39:02 +0100
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org
Message-ID: <20020821003902.A2423@light.plus.com>

On Tue, Aug 20, 2002 at 04:00:15PM -0700, Roy Fielding wrote:
> >  - Does anybody have any idea how HTTP servers and clients handle IPv6
> > addresses in practice?
> 
> Origin servers don't see them in practice.

Host headers may contain IPv6 addresses though, clients will send these
(at least Mozilla will).

>  I think we enabled IPv6 
> literals
> for Apache httpd's mod_proxy in 2.0, but I haven't verified.  I don't
> know about clients -- check the Mozilla port to IPv6.

It looks like the URI parser in 2.0 doesn't know about the IPv6 address
syntax from RFC2372... a request like this fails with a 400 error:

MOVE /dav/a HTTP/1.1
Host: [feed::1]:8080
Destination: http://[feed::1]:8080/dav/b

Regards,

joe
Received on Tuesday, 20 August 2002 19:39:04 GMT

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