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Re: IPv6 Support for INET/CIDR types.

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Vadim Kogan <vadim(at)xcf(dot)berkeley(dot)edu>
Cc: Paul Vixie <paul(at)vix(dot)com>, "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>,pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: IPv6 Support for INET/CIDR types.
Date: 2002-03-11 16:48:29
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I would like to see some activity on this item soon.  Historically, the
CIDR stuff has arrived during beta when we can't apply any major


Vadim Kogan wrote:

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> On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 02:59:34PM -0500, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > Paul Vixie wrote:
> > > > I don't believe the original patch ever made it into anything.
> > > 
> > > vadim's original patch was the basis for BIND's ipv6 support in the
> > > set of functions that pgsql borrows from BIND.  so, it did make it
> > > into _something_ just not the modified pgsql mirrors of these functions.
> > > 
> > > my proposal is that we do away with the modified pgsql mirrors of these
> > > functions and teach the INET and CIDR handlers to "wrap" the BIND functions
> > > in a way that modifies the presentation format to be postgres-compatible.
> > > that way postgres can import new versions of, or use LIBC versions of,
> > > the BIND functions without having to worry about local modifications to them.
> > 
> > Are we sure the Bind library versions are going to be on all the OS's we
> > support?
> Eventually they will. I think that for now it's reasonable to
> a) make sure that the files in postgres are _exact_ copies of those in BIND.
> b) check to see whether the host provides the functionality, and if it does,
> use whatever host gives us, instead of local version
> c) At some point remove the local version alltogether.
> Vadim.
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