Going dual-stack, how do apps behave and what to do as an operator (Was: Apple Airport Extreme IPv6 problems?)

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 05:54:20 UTC 2007

On 9/15/07, Jeroen Massar <jeroen at unfix.org> wrote:
> [spam: Check http://www.sixxs.net/misc/toys/ for an IPv6 Toy Gallery :)]
> Somewhat long, hopefully useful content follows...
> Barrett Lyon wrote:
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> Of course when there is only a A or AAAA only that protocol will be
> used. All applications are supposed to use getaddrinfo() which sorts
> these addresses per the above specification, the app should then
> connect() to them in order, fail/timeout and try the next one till it

Since when is a timeout on the Internet ok? Haven't we moved beyond
that? This is a controllable timeout. We don't have to do it, which is
the point. What's the right way to do this?

Thank you, and thank you Barret for starting the thread. :-)


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