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RE: svnserve and IPv6 ?

From: Robert Hunter <robert.hunter_at_gen-i.co.nz>
Date: 2005-03-02 22:34:18 CET

Dirk Schenkewitz wrote:
> Travis P wrote:
>> On Mar 1, 2005, at 6:02 PM, Dirk Schenkewitz wrote:
>>> Dirk Schenkewitz wrote:
>>>> ...
>>>> is it somehow possible to access svnserve using IPv6 adresses? If
>>>> yes, what do I need to do?
> I did not mention it but I tried, with the following commands, on
> the subversion server pc itself, which has the IPv4 address
> 'svn co svn:// test.1' works.
> 'svn co svn:// test.2' also works.
> This shows that svnserve is not restricted to a specific address.
> 'svn co svn://::1/test test.3' gives me
> "svn: Illegal svn repository URL 'svn://::1/test'".
> 'svn co svn://[::1]/test test.4' gives me
> "svn: Illegal svn repository URL 'svn://[::1]/test'".
> The brackets "[]" are sometimes used to bracket IPv6 addresses
> when the application may choke on too many colons in the wrong
> place. But here they apparently don't help.
> "::1" is the IPv6 address of "localhost", which is hardcoded
> (so to say) in the /etc/hosts of the subversion server pc,
> just like "" is.

Would it be possible to use a hostname that only resolves to
an IPv6 address?

That way you wouldn't run into URL parsing issues at all!

(just side-step them, but still...)

Robert Hunter
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