Subject: Re: no v4?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Michael Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 07/16/2002 14:39:11
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>>>>> "der" == der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA> writes:
>>> The big one, though, is X. There appears to be no FamilyInternet6
>>> for X. [...]
>> there are efforts to make X-over-IPv6 possible, [...]
>> 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.
der> Is it really that bad? I'd think that with Chaosnet and especially
der> DECnet under its belt, IPv6 wouldn't be that big a deal. (But then,
der> I've not looked at the code yet, either - perhaps DECnet and Chaosnet
der> aren't really supported, just sitting around in <X11/X.h>.)
>> for the time being, you can use ssh X11 forwarding....
der> Well, sort of. It doesn't work very well when the target machine has
der> no v4 address associated with its name:
der> [Red] 398> laptop xdpyinfo
der> xdpyinfo: unable to open display "Laptop.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA:1.0".
der> [Red] 399>
Back at ssh.com ssh 1.2.4 or something, the preference for using the Unix domain
sockets for the remote end X $DISPLAY went away due to "porting issues".
I hacked it back a couple of times, but never managed to convinced Tero
Kivinen to keep the support there. That is the real solution.
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Comment: Finger me for keys
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