Subject: ipv6 and wtmp.
To: None <>
From: Johnny Billquist <>
List: tech-net
Date: 07/04/2002 16:22:24
tech-net is perhaps not the right forum, but I thought I might as well
start here.

Have anyone considered that the switch to ipv6 needs changes to wtmp and
other databases?
In wtmp, the hostname is just 16 bytes, and formatted in a printable way
means that you cannot see where people are coming from at all with ipv6

Another thing is when you have a router that don't respond to router
solicitation messages. There should be some way of manually setting the
default route for ipv6 hosts.


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