version 1.2.3 of the DCC

Thu Sep 4 19:54:57 UTC 2003

On Thu, 4 Sep 2003, Vernon Schryver wrote:
> > From: Graham Murray <>
> > ..
> > IPV6 does not work (is not detected) on the Linux systems I am
> > running. According to the glibc changelogs, getipnodebyname was first
> > depreciated and then removed from glibc. The dcc configure script
> > tests for the presence of this to detect IPv6 capability.
> What does the Linux community think should replace getipnodebyname()?
> I tried getaddrinfo() a year or two ago but got burned, I think with Linux.
> Does Linux finally have IPv6 support worth trying?

What's wrong with getaddrinfo()?  It and getnameinfo(3) are the
recommended replacements.  The new glibc probably tries to adhear to rfc
3493 which deprecates the getipnodebyname() and getipnodebyaddr() calls.

Mark Atkinson

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