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Re^2: Net::Ping IPv6 Support

by Anonymous Monk
on Nov 27, 2012 at 19:38 UTC ( #1005905=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

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 Perhaps it is no longer maintained individually and change requests should go to P5P?

Let see, the Net::Ping docs still says report bugs to RT, but the module isn't in but it is in

perlsource#Core modules only says that modules in /cpan/ should use individual RT bugtrackers, it kinda looks like it implies reports for /dist/Net-Ping should go to perlbug/p5p

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Re^3: Net::Ping IPv6 Support
by VinsWorldcom (Parson) on Nov 27, 2012 at 20:23 UTC

    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!

      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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