|Subject:||IPv6 Support - with patch!|
There is currently no IPv6 support in Net::Ping relying on IPv4 only routines like sockaddr_in and inet_ntoa/aton. I've created a patch to support IPv6. It's 95% complete. I'm having issues calculating the ICMPv6 checksum. As you may know, the ICMPv6 checksum is different than ICMPv4 in that ICMPv6 uses a pseudo-header (much like TCP/UDP) for checksum calculation. How to find the source address if the user does not call bind() before actually sending the packet? Other than that, IPv4 remains the default and all tests result in the same output for me as they did before the patch. IPv6 ping now also works, only not with ICMPv6 as transport (due to aforementioned checksum issue). I'd like some help getting that last ICMPv6 checksum part resolved and get this IPv6 support added to Net::Ping. cheers.
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