[torquedev] IP version-agnostic Address Representation

Ken Nielson knielson at adaptivecomputing.com
Fri Aug 12 07:58:55 MDT 2011



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> From: "Christopher Samuel" <samuel at unimelb.edu.au>
> To: torquedev at supercluster.org
> Sent: Friday, August 12, 2011 12:34:02 AM
> Subject: Re: [torquedev] IP version-agnostic Address Representation
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> On 12/08/11 15:21, Ken Nielson wrote:
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> > We could change the AVL-tree to take a 128 bit key and
> > then pad the IPv4 addresses.
> 
> Or just convert IPv4 to IPv6 mapped addresses:
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6#IPv4-mapped_IPv6_addresses
> 
> # ::ffff:192.0.2.128 represents the IPv4 address 192.0.2.128

I like that. Since we do the conversion it doesn't matter that not all IPv6 stacks support the mapped addresses. It also seems to be a quasi-standard way of doing things in IPv6.
> 
> > (I am just brain-storming).
> 
> 'Tis good!
> 
> cheers,
> Chris
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Ken


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