Re: ipv6 and ipv4 interaction weirdness

From: CaT
Date: Fri Mar 11 2005 - 10:20:21 EST

On Fri, Mar 11, 2005 at 08:58:15AM -0600, YOSHIFUJI Hideaki / ?$B5HF#1QL@ wrote:
> > If it bound to :: port 22 then would fail.
> >
> > On the other hand if I got it to bind to each address individually then
> > both ipv4 (2 addresses) and ipv6 (1 address) binds would succeed.
> >
> > Maybe I'm just looking at it wrong but shouldn't ipv4 and ipv6 interfere
> > with each other?
> It is 100% intended, even it is not similar to BSD variants do.
> IPv4 and IPv6 share address/port space.
> :: and is special "any" address, thus they confict.
> ::ffff:a.b.c.d and a.b.c.d also conflict.

Argh! Ofcourse. That makes sense. In the IPv6 ip space, IPv4 was made a
subset so anything that decides to bind (for eg) would
prevent another bind to :: much like binding to would
prevent a bind. Having changed ListenAddress to :: it works
as it should and I get responses in the IPv4 ip space.

Joy. Thanks for the clue. I've so rarely come across the ::ffff: ip
space that I completely forgot about it.

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