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IPv6

Matt,

We have done a test running Spark and Wildfire on an IPv6 network. Yes, we can confirm that there is absolutely no problem running them on both types of networks IP4 and IPv6. The target platform was w2k running on laptops.

Java supports IPv6 as following (single and dual stack options):

– Since 1.4.0 for Solaris & Linux

– In 1.5.0 for Windows (XP SP1 & 2003).

Thanks for the great software

Michael

Awesome, thanks for the confirmation.

-Matt

Great news

Just a few questions :

1 - Do we have to do something to support IPv6 in WildFire ?

2 - Does IPv4 and IPv6 clients will be able to connect to the same WildFire server ?

Thanks for this great news … and good work

1 - Do we have to do something to support IPv6 in WildFire ?

Turn on IPv6 support in your OS.

2 - Does IPv4 and IPv6 clients will be able to connect to the same WildFire server ?

This will be somewhat dependent on what your OS does. Wildfire is just listening on all ports on the default address (0.0.0.0 in IPv4 speak, :: in IPv6 speak) so if your OS has some 4in6 addressing abilities (like Linux) it should just work out of the box. On Linux, when I run a netstat command I see things like this:

tcp6 0 0 :::5222 :::* LISTEN -

tcp6 0 0 :::5223 :::* LISTEN -

tcp6 0 0 ::ffff:1.2.3.4:5222 ::ffff:1.2.3.5:48283 ESTABLISHED-

So even though its an IPv4 connection, the OS translates it to an IPv6 connection for the application. No special configuration needed for this.

Cdemez,

the test we did was just a quick functional test using w2k MS Windows machines with

IPv6 support. Wildfire 2.4.4. on one and Spark 1.0.3 on two machines, Psi (C++) to verify with another client.

If you want to learn how Sun (Java) has implemented IPv6 read here

http://usipv6.unixprogram.com/North_American_IPv6_Summit_2004/Wednesday/PDFs/Jea n_Christophe_Collet.pdf

Greetings

Michael

Okay

Thanks… I will do some test on Windows XP

Followup discussion: http://www.igniterealtime.org/community/thread/36598