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Cygwin/w32api 1.5.25-15 IPv6 extension 0.22 (2009/06/12)

FUTURE PLAN AND CURRENT STATUS:

IPv6 patch on this page is for Cygwin-1.5. Next future release of Cygwin, version 1.7, under beta testing will initially equipe IPv6 feature. Also many IPv6 enabled binaries such as OpenSSH will be distributed at the same time.

THE LATEST:

PREVIOUS RELEASE:

Cygwin/w32api IPv6 extension provides API subset in RFC2553 using Windows XP or Technology Preview IPv6 by Microsoft. IPv6 extension provides following APIs:

data types and constants struct in6_addr
struct sockaddr_in6
struct sockaddr_storage
struct addrinfo
struct in6_addr in6addr_loopback
struct in6_addr in6addr_any
resolver APIs getaddrinfo()
gai_strerror()
freeaddrinfo()
getnameinfo()
gethostbyname2() (incomplete)
inet_pton()
inet_ntop()
address test functions IN6_IS_ADDR_LOOPBACK()
IN6_IS_ADDR_UNSPECIFIED()
...

APPLICATION:

IPv6 enabled application list on Cygwin/w32api

BINARY PACKAGE:

IPv6 enabled package list

Only above packages are prepareed. These installation procedure should be performed after installed original Cygwin kit. Reinstall above packages against original package using netowork install of setup.exe. The URI of IPv6 package is follows.

http://cygwin.win6.jp/cygwin-ipv6/

To ignore a signature, invoke setup.exe with '-X' option.

TODO:

Not implemented features:

WARNING:

IPv6 extension is very tentative stage.

Copyright 2001-2009, Jun-ya KATO
kato at win6.jp