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 Post subject: Support for IPv6
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 9:41 am 

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Hello Alex,

Are you considering to have NewsPro support the IPv6 ? My provider supports this protocol and has a much faster download that way :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 12:56 pm 

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I support this as it would be a nice feature for NP to have. There are still some free nntp that are reachable through IPV6 only and one has to use a tunnel prog for them. In addition to that it will be nescessary some day anyway...


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 5:20 am 

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in the end it shouldn't be a problem since the nntp protocol needs only elementary socket functions, it is rather isolated topic in the sense that it can be studied/added at any time without rewriting the program from scratch.

i found a reference to a IPv6 tunnel program here:

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&l ... net&rnum=2

http://www.sixxs.net/archive/tools/

maybe it does what you want.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 5:56 pm 

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What does ipv6 offer then what normally cant be done?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 6:54 pm 

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Basically it just expands the range of possible ips. Instead of having 4 ip fields (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) you'll have 6 with IPv6.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 9:13 pm 

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When i did run: ipv6 install

The firewall said that it wanted to connect to a certain ip adress. I said, that it was ok, but i dont understand why it should want that.


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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2004 9:52 am 

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alex wrote:
i found a reference to a IPv6 tunnel program here:


I found this tunnel software as well and it works fine, but afaik you can only use ONE ipv6 server then (as you have only one localhost).

Is there any way, that NewsPro will support the ipv6 on it's own?

Thanks, Oli


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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2004 3:43 pm 

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you just use the windows "hosts" file (look for "windows hosts file" on the internet, it is trivial), put there several names of the local host - you can use intelligible names like ip6.chello.nl and map to different ports.

127.0.0.1 ip6.chello.nl
127.0.0.1 ip6.home.nl

in time it won't be a problem to add it to newspro natively, for now you can use the workaround.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:26 am 

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Location: Netherlands
Will native support for ipv6 be added in the near future? I'd really like that!
If it's not such a big problem, why not introduce it in 3.82? 8)

TIA


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:44 pm 

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is the workaround with the mapping not working perfectly?

the problem is my time, when i'm done with the tasks i'm working on if all will be ok we should be able to come back to small things.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:53 pm 

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alex wrote:
is the workaround with the mapping not working perfectly?

Actually it is. Thanks for that.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:30 pm 

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not really related to newspro, but one of the other things the IPv6 protocol offers over IPv4, if i read correctly, is the ability to multicast packets.

It would be very useful for cutting down the bandwidth required to stream audio/video feeds to multiple clients.


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