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"Programmers can't get IPv6 thus that is why they do not have IPv6 in their applications"....



On Wed, 28 Nov 2012, david peahi wrote:

> On the practical side: Have all programmers created a 128 bit field to 
> store the IPv6 address, where IPv4 programs use a 32 bit field to store 
> the IP address? This would seem to be similar to the year 2000 case 
> where almost all programs required auditing to see if they took into 
> account dates after 1999.

The new APIs have been around since about that time ~2000.

<http://www.kutukupret.com/2009/09/28/gethostbyname-vs-getaddrinfo/>
<http://udrepper.livejournal.com/16116.html>

... but a few. I am sure there is a lot of new and old code using the old 
APIs. I wish there would be a WARN or equivalent in the APIs to tell the 
devs that they're using a old (should be deprecated :P) API call.

-- 
Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se