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Net::Ping IPv6 Support

by VinsWorldcom (Parson)
on Nov 27, 2012 at 18:57 UTC ( #1005896=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
VinsWorldcom has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

It seems Net::Ping doesn't support IPv6 so I set about writing a patch and submitting the patch with a 'feature request' under the CPAN RT bug tracker: https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=80479

I also emailed every address for every author / maintainer of Net::Ping I could find on CPAN and in the POD. That was 4 weeks ago.

Perhaps I should just wait longer, but I thought the 1 month was customary before escalating. I'm not looking to take over maintenance of Net::Ping, but I would like some help finishing the patch (ICMPv6 has an issue but all other methods works) and perhaps writing it properly for a new version. I'll admit my patch is not the best bit of coding as I try to shoehorn IPv6 support into current Net::Ping where a module architecture redesign might better serve the final product.

Anyone know if Net::Ping is still actively maintained? Anyone care to help finish the IPv6 support?

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Re: Net::Ping IPv6 Support
by runrig (Abbot) on Nov 27, 2012 at 19:21 UTC
    It is a core module, and the latest version (bundled w/perl) is 2.38, although CPAN shows 2.36. Perhaps it is no longer maintained individually and change requests should go to P5P?

        I must admit I'm a casual Perl user despite having a few CPAN modules and writing a (perhaps questionable) patch. I'm not familiar with the bug reporting other than CPAN RT. I do appreciate your advice and I did get a BitCard account and report the "wishlist" with 'perlbug'. We'll see what comes from that.

        Thanks again for the direction!

Re: Net::Ping IPv6 Support
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 27, 2012 at 19:11 UTC

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