Subject: Re: no v4?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 07/14/2002 17:38:14
>> 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.
Is it really that bad? I'd think that with Chaosnet and especially
DECnet under its belt, IPv6 wouldn't be that big a deal. (But then,
I've not looked at the code yet, either - perhaps DECnet and Chaosnet
aren't really supported, just sitting around in <X11/X.h>.)
> for the time being, you can use ssh X11 forwarding....
Well, sort of. It doesn't work very well when the target machine has
no v4 address associated with its name:
[Red] 398> laptop xdpyinfo
xdpyinfo: unable to open display "Laptop.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA:1.0".
I could maybe play with xauth and use 127.0.0.1:1.0, but that seems
like yet another kludge.
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