Plans for IPv6 support on windows?
daniel.atallah at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 11:18:17 EST 2012
On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 21:11, Eion Robb <eion at robbmob.com> wrote:
> On 19 January 2012 13:37, John Bailey <rekkanoryo at rekkanoryo.org> wrote:
>> On 01/18/2012 02:39 PM, Eion Robb wrote:
>> > Didn't we drop support for 95/98 a while ago?
>> > http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Installing%20Pidgin#CanIrunPidginonWindows98ME
>> Yes, but we *do* still support Windows 2000, which has no IPv6 support at
> According to MSDN:
> The IPv6 protocol is supported on Windows 2000 when the IPv6 Technology
> Preview for Windows 2000 is installed. Otherwise getaddrinfo support on
> versions of Windows earlier than Windows XP is limited to handling IPv4 name
getaddrinfo wasn't a function in ws2_32 on Windowses < XP.
The MS headers have some crazy inlining that transparently make it
possible to use on older OSes (which isn't available in the mingw
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