Subject: Re: rfc2553 support on non-IPv6 systems?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gert Doering <email@example.com>
Date: 03/02/2005 22:52:29
In muc.lists.netbsd.tech.pkg Georg Schwarz wrote:
>Does this make sense on non-IPv6 systems?
Yes. The old API (gethostbyname() and friends) should just not be used
Using getaddrinfo() on IPv4-only legacy systems will not do harm - it will
do exactly the same as gethostbyname() (namely, return all available IPv4
addresses for the target system), but will not put you into the IPv4-only
Imagine your system having IPv6 one day - do you want to recompile all
installed software to be able to use it?
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