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Re: IPv6 stack

From: Kinuko Yasuda <kinuko@tom.sfc.keio.ac.jp>
Date: Fri, 04 Jun 1999 22:23:51 +0900
To: next@tom.sfc.keio.ac.jp
Cc: frystyk@w3.org, www-lib@w3.org
Message-Id: <19990604222351P.kinuko@tom.sfc.keio.ac.jp>

> > I don't have any plans for it (and don't know what in fact it requires) -
> > do you have some more information about what's needed?
> I don't know what it requires to implement IPV6. I have no experience, I
> take interest in V6-ready applications, so I wanted to know how about in
> IPV6-libWWW.

There are some differences in socket APIs between IPv4 and IPv6, 
especially in address data structures and address translation functions.
To support both IPv4 and IPv6, libwww must cope with socket connection
with multiple address families, i.e. AF_INET and AF_INET6. 

Some Web browsers support IPv6, for example, Lynx has a v6-capable
implementation, and diffs are included in the INRIA v6 distribution.
Also there should be a patch for NCSA Mosaic.
(I heard that Mozilla is also v6-capable, but I'm not sure...)

It seems that not so many changes are needed, as far as I glanced...

Kinuko Yasuda (kinuko@sfc.keio.ac.jp)
Keio University SFC, JAPAN.
Received on Friday, 4 June 1999 09:23:55 UTC

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