[JDEV] Re: jabberd 1.4.3 release candidate again

Matthias Wimmer m at tthias.net
Wed Nov 5 00:37:08 CST 2003


Hi Frank!

Frank Seesink schrieb am 2003-11-04 18:37:10:
> Thanks for the feedback.  Since I haven't done C coding in a good bit, 
> and I've never been a "professional" C coder (as in "sit at a desk and 
> code for my paycheck"), did a little Googling.  Though I agree that it's 
> strange, from what I can tell, Cygwin does not support IPv6 at this 
> point.  The best quote I found, from one Corinna Vinschen, Cygwin 
> Developer, Red Hat Inc., dated 2 Apr 2002 on the Cygwin mailing list:

inet_ntop has been introduced by RFC 2553/3493 (Basic socket interface
extensions for IPv6) that's true, but the main difference of this
function is not that it supports IPv6 but that it is thread safe.
inet_ntoa writes into a global buffer and if another thread calls the
same function your result is overwritten.

But your idea isn't that bad. You get support for this function in
cygwin if you install an IPv6 enabled version of it. This is available
at http://win6.jp/Cygwin/.


Tot kijk
    Matthias

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