Re: ipv6/ipv4 co-operation problem

From: Steve Dodd (steved@loth.demon.co.uk)
Date: Tue Jun 13 2000 - 15:01:12 EST


On Tue, Jun 13, 2000 at 03:52:30PM +0300, Tero Pelander wrote:

> Description of bug:
> Call to bind() for INADDR_ANY port 1234 fails if IN6ADDR_ANY_INIT
> port 1234 has already been bound. Also the reverse is true.
> If you specify ip-addresses instead of using *ADDR_ANY* the same
> port number won't cause a problem.

Isn't that a feature? I don't know a lot about IPv6, but I assume binding
to IN6ADDR_ANY should bind to all (internet address, port) pairs that are
representable in an IPv6 address - which includes IPv4 addresses.
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