Erlang and IPv6

Hal Snyder <>
Thu Oct 25 06:35:07 CEST 2001


Tony Rogvall <> writes:

> Erlang DO support IPv6 and has done so for several year. We even had
> the FIRST web server running on the IPv6 test network :-)
> 
> The status is that the OTP group does not update the ipv6 modules
> since there are no real request for it. But here is the updated
> modules you need for running R7 on top of IPv6.
> 
> To run distributed erlang on IPv6 you write: erl -[s]name <n>
> -proto_dist inet6_tcp
> 
> To use ipv6 for gen_tcp in a "normal" system you write
> gen_tcp:connect(IP, Port, [{tcp_module,inet6_tcp} | Opts]).
> 
> Or you set the default tcp_module in your local .inetrc file (I do
> not think this feature is documented)
> 
> All of this stuff of course requires a kernel that supports IPv6 !
... (groovy IPv6 stuff followed) ...

Just wondering - has anyone looked into R8 support for IPv6?
Using NetBSD/OpenBSD/FreeBSD so kernel is good to go.



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