Re: IPv6 support in WebDAV and HTTP

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



Received on Tuesday, 20 August 2002 19:39:04 UTC