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Re: [Nmh-workers] IPv6-ifying nmh

From: Josh Bressers
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] IPv6-ifying nmh
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2009 11:31:16 -0500

On 9 January 2009 at 11:23, Ken Hornstein wrote:
> I was doing some work on the smtp code for nmh, and I couldn't help noticing
> that it has no IPv6 support.
> Does anyone have any strong feelings about moving nmh to the use of
> getaddrinfo()/struct sockaddr_storage (and all of the associated goo
> for doing IPv6 support)?  Can this change just be made wholesale, or do
> people still want to use nmh on systems which do not support
> getaddrinfo() and struct sockaddr_storage, and thus we need some
> autoconf glue?
> (Making this change will result in a simplification of a lot of code, so
> I think it's worthwhile just on it's own).

Considering getaddrinfo() is part of POSIX, I'd say make the change.  If
someone wants to run nmh on something scary and old, they can run a scary
and old version of nmh.


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