On Sun, Apr 01, 2018 at 12:21:53PM -0700, Marvin Adeff wrote:
> I had not considered the extra work and code required to maintain both 
> versions. But I get it now. Here is the unfortunate position this puts us in:

Well, that part of my e-mail was a bit of frustration speaking - I've
been advocating IPv6 for over 20 years now, and while large parts of
the access networks are offering IPv6 now, other parts are still being
*built* with IPv4 only, or stubbornly stick to IPv4 only...  thus, double
work everywhere, not only in OpenVPN, seemingly for a lifetime.

> So if OpenVPN lost ipv4 support anytime soon, we would be in a world of hurt.

As far as OpenVPN is concerned, I am not aware of any plans to remove 
IPv4 support.

The extra code adds some maintenance and testing effort, but since this
is all in place now (especially the test setups with "connect over IPv4
or IPv6" and "send IPv4 and IPv6 packets through the test VPN") it would
be more work to rip out IPv4 now... :-)

"If was one thing all people took for granted, was conviction that if you 
 feed honest figures into a computer, honest figures come out. Never doubted 
 it myself till I met a computer with a sense of humor."
                             Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Gert Doering - Munich, Germany                             g...@greenie.muc.de

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