[Python-Dev] Feature Request: IPv6 support built into 1.6/2.0 (fwd)

Guido van Rossum guido@beopen.com
Sun, 09 Jul 2000 17:31:58 -0500

I remember that someone from Japan (the KAME folks?) submitted IPv6
patches before -- maybe a year ago.  Unfortunately, they had only
tested it on one platform (*bsd?), and the porting instructions they
gave didn't work at all on any platform I had access to (Solaris,

If the portability of the new patches is up to snuff, I'd be all for
integrating this.  Ideally, it would detect at configure time whether
IPv6 support is available and do the right thing.

I suppose there's a POSIX standard for IPv6 socket extensions
etc. somewhere?

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://dinsdale.python.org/~guido/)