Regular Expression for IPv6 addresses
mysidia at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 16:52:33 CST 2010
On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 12:15 AM, <sthaug at nethelp.no> wrote:
>> > And now for the trick question. Is ::ffff:077.077.077.077 a legal
>> > mapped address and if it, does it match 077.077.077.077?
Wasn't there an internet draft on that subject, recently?
077.077.077.077 is equivalent to 18.104.22.168 if valid at all
RFC 4038 is very clear that the text representation of a mapped IPv4
address is Base 10. http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4038#section-5.1
This is a bit like asking if "::ffff:10.1.2" is a valid IP
And is it the same as the ip address "10.1.2" ?
(Which of course expands to 10.1.0.2, on common implementations of
inet_pton, inet_aton, and getaddrinfo) Or ::ffff:0xA010002
I would say these are perfectly valid _shorthands_ and
abbreviations for entering an IP address, which may be provided by
some systems, but that they are non-canonical text representations
for displaying publishing or sharing IP addresses.
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