peval issue

Randy Bush randy at
Fri Mar 2 01:41:19 UTC 2012

>> It would be better to display this using the 2620:0:f00::/41 format. 
> eh, yes, you're right - this particularly nit has annoyed me for years.
> The code for handling ipv6 address output was written long before
> inet_pton() became commonplace, and as a result this is all handled by an
> internal irrtoolset function which doesn't do any smart address
> compression.  I've torn out all this code and replaced it with inet_pton()
> which works fine on my dev machine but will break on a big-endian machine.
>  I'll commit it once I can get myself access to a big endian box of some
> form and check that it works.
>>    The characters "a", "b", "c", "d", "e", and "f" in an IPv6 address
>>    MUST be represented in lowercase.
> fixed in svn revision 323.

thanks, nick


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