Subject: Re: ipv6 and wtmp.
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-net
Date: 07/04/2002 14:52:54
In article <Pine.LNX.4.21.0207041617100.7089-100000@Tempo.Update.UU.SE>,
Johnny Billquist <> wrote:

That is why we've started on wtmpx/utmpx.


>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.
>	Johnny
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