Subject: Re: ipfilter 3.4beta - ipv6 filtering.
To: None <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/19/2000 23:45:39
On Sun, 20 Feb 2000 16:40:44 +0900 wrote:

 > 	Please clarify: kernel API is the same for IPv4-only kernel
 > 	and IPv4/v6 kernel?  or will they change the size?
 > 	If the API is kept same regardless from "options INET6" it should
 > 	be okay.  (always use 16bytes, or use sockaddr/sockaddr_storage
 > 	- sockaddr comes with indication of address family so it is better
 > 	than passing in{,6}_addr) 

Basically, Darren doesn't want to add another layer of indirection
into the address spec in IP Filter.  He's even refused an offer of
someone else fixing the code to use pointers to sockaddrs (said he
wouldn't take the changes back).

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>