Coda File System

Re: IPv6 status?

From: Markus Pfeiffer <>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 13:13:52 +0000
On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 12:06:38PM -0400, Jan Harkes wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 09:40:51PM +0000, Markus Pfeiffer wrote:
> > What is the current status of ipv6 support for coda? I have seen that rpc2 has
> > ipv6 support and that some of the daemons seem to communicate via ipv6 but
> > some other things obviously do not work.
> Coda clients and servers use the ipv4 addresses as a 32-bit unique
> identifier and the volume location query responses don't contain
> hostnames, but ipv4 addresses.
> There is quite a bit of work left to get the clients and servers to the
> point where we can actually use ipv6 addresses.
> > I am asking because it is quite easy these days to obtain an ipv6 prefix and
> > then I would have more public IP adresses to replicate servers.
> And it would avoid having to go through masquerading firewalls, etc.
> It definitely would be a good thing.

Are there proposals or whitepapers discussing the necessary protocol  changes?
Is there anything I could do to bring such efforts forward? I have a bit of
spare time and coding experience.

Also, if there are other pressing issues which might be easier to tackle I
would also offer my help.

Received on 2008-09-10 09:11:54