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Re^3: Net::Ping IPv6 Support

by VinsWorldcom (Vicar)
on Nov 27, 2012 at 20:23 UTC ( #1005911=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Net::Ping IPv6 Support
in thread Net::Ping IPv6 Support

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!

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Re^4: Net::Ping IPv6 Support
by tlhackque (Acolyte) on Feb 11, 2013 at 12:14 UTC

    Sorry to see no progress. Perhaps this will help (I added it to the CPAN bug report):

    With respect to the questions about the patch:

    A quick search turns up the source for ping6 at


    The header checksum field is initialized to zero, but not computed - I assume (but haven't dug in) that sendmsg computes.

    Source address:

    When no explicit interface is bound, the source address is determined by indirectly consulting the routing tables - a UDP socket is connect()ed and getsockname() called. Look for the code under if (!(options & F_SRCADDR))

    Hope this helps.

    This communication may not represent my employer's views, if any, on the matters discussed.

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