Subject: Re: no v4?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/15/2002 06:17:04
>The big one, though, is X. There appears to be no FamilyInternet6 for
>X. I can of course invent one and hack in the relevant pieces myself,
>but thought I'd ask here first in case there's already an effort
>underway to carry X11 over tcp6 - I'd like, of course, to be
>interoperable, if there's anything to interoperate with. I did check
>the xsrc area on ftp.netbsd.org, and the <X.h>s in xc/ and xfree/xc/
>have just FamilyInternet, no FamilyInternet6. Did I miss something?
there are efforts to make X-over-IPv6 possible, including:
- old patches from INRIA
- recent patch from Sun Microsystems
the latter is considered for inclusion into X11R6.x (or R7?).
the issue is that X is not using sockaddrs right (they use "int" to
hold IPv4 addresses, IIRC) so it needs a serious cleanup before we
actually make it IPv6-capable. the good thing is that we need to just
change some libraries, and we're done.
for the time being, you can use ssh X11 forwarding....