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From: Cory Nelson (phrosty_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-31 01:14:58

On 12/30/05, Jeff Garland <jeff_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> A group of folks here in Phoenix got together and had a little asio 'review
> party'. Before we had too many beers to be useful, there was one primary
> issue the group discussed that I'd like to bring to the list -- some minor
> stuff will go offlist to Christopher directly.
> As was discussed early on in the review asio doesn't currently support ipv6.
> However, going forward ipv6 support is critical for the "Phoenix Group".
> Given the current asio interfaces it seems clear that the extension will come
> in the form of another namespace -- presumably asio::ipv6. This means that
> client code will need to be modified to make the upgrade to ipv6. The need to
> modify code for ipv6 support was disliked by the group. It was the consensus
> of this group that it would be preferable to explore a solution that could
> support both ipv4 and ipv6 addresses seemlessly without changes to client
> code. Part of the rationale for this is that most applications don't directly
> configure the ip addresses in code, but rather read them from configurations.
> Hence it would be nice if the upgrade was as simple as swithching over the
> configuration. Thus the same compiled app could directly support ipv4 and ipv6.
> Thoughts, discussion?

I agree. As I already stated it would be great to at least have a
builtin utility function which connects a socket via hostname or ip

Cory Nelson

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