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Re: IPV6, Fedora and apps



On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 07:55:36AM -0700, Douglas Phillipson wrote:
> Do network applications written for Fedora, or any Linux distro for that 
> matter, require any modification to work with IPv6?

If the app is written for IPv4 only, it must be modified in order to communicate via IPv6.  Some apps have been coded for dual-stack IPv4/IPv6, so they'll run either protocol version.  Ssh comes immediately to mind.

>  Is there a different API for IPv6 for network apps, socket servers, etc?

The API is the same (TCP/IP), but the semantics differ between IPv4 and IPv6 network programming.

Jay


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