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Added new, full IPv6 support to eggdrop.

1 $Id$
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3 IPv6 support
4 Last revised: Jul 29, 2010
5 _____________________________________________________________________
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7 IPv6 support
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9
10 This document provides information about IPv6 support which is a new
11 eggdrop feature since version 1.8.0.
12
13 Contents:
14 1. About
15 2. Installation
16 3. Usage
17 4. IPv6 settings
18
19
20 1. About
21
22 Eggdrop can be compiled with IPv6 support. To make use of this, you need an
23 IPv6-enabled OS and IPv6 connectivity.
24 Every possible type of TCP connection can be established over IPv6 now,
25 which includes IRC connections, DCC connections, file transfer, botnet
26 connections, Tcl script connections initiated with the listen/connect
27 commands, telnet and ident lookups.
28
29
30 2. Installation
31
32 ./configure and install as usual, the configure script will detect if your
33 system supports IPv6 and will enable it automatically. You can override this
34 behavior and manually enable or disable IPv6 with ./configure --enable-ipv6
35 or ./configure --disable-ipv6.
36 Older operating systems may have limited or no support for IPv6. Linux 2.4 &
37 2.6, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and Mac OS X all have full IPv6 support.
38 MS Windows has proper support beginning with Windows Vista. XP's IPv6 stack
39 has some limitations and needs to be manually installed and enabled. Cygwin
40 includes IPv6 only since version 1.7. Unofficial patches are available for
41 1.5.x.
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43
44 3. Usage
45
46 You can use IPv6 addresses wherever you could specify IPv4 ones. IPs and
47 hostnames are interchangeable everywhere. For certain settings and
48 commands, you can use a comma ',' instead of the colon character ':' as a
49 port separator. These are documented in the help files and the html
50 documentation, so you can consult them when in doubt.
51
52 4. Settings
53
54 There are four new IPv6 related config variables:
55
56 vhost4
57 set this to use a specific vhost with IPv4 connections. Can contain
58 either an IP address or a hostname.
59
60 vhost6
61 set this to use a specific vhost with IPv6 connections. Can contain
62 either an IPv6 address or a hostname.
63
64 prefer-ipv6
65 when a connection can be established through both IPv4 and IPv6.
66 You can set this to 1 to prefer IPv6 or to 0 to prefer IPv4.
67
68 listen-addr
69 the address to bind to for listening (telnet/bot ports, /ctcp chat,
70 file send, script listen, etc.). Can be either an IPv4/IPv6 IP or a
71 hostname. If a hostname resolves to both type of addresses,
72 prefer-ipv6 will determine which to be used.
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74 Other affected variables:
75
76 my-ip and my-hostname are removed now. Their function is split between
77 vhost4 and listen-addr.
78
79 nat-ip works with IPv4 as it used to. It has no meaning for IPv6 and is
80 not queried for IPv6 connections.
81 _____________________________________________________________________
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