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Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:42:12 +0800
From: orc <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] inet_ntop() and ipv4 address

On Thu, 25 Jul 2013 01:59:13 -0400
Rich Felker <> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 12:21:27PM +0800, orc wrote:
> > inet_ntop() does not embed plain ipv4 address at end (like
> > "::ffff:"). This patch fixes it, but it is a bit ugly.
> > Without it is a bit harder to read logs of some daemons that
> > support only one address family socket binding and seeing output of
> > 'ss -tn'. Adopt if needed.
> As I understand it, the "IPv4 compatible" addresses (::a.b.c.d) are
> deprecated and have never actually been used in deployed IPv6. Only
> the v4-mapped form (::ffff:a.b.c.d) is used/usable. For the most part,
> supporting the useless form seems harmless, but there is one harmful
> case: it looks like your code will wrongly convert :: to ::
> instead of plain ::. Is it worth trying to keep the "v4 compatible"
> form supported and just special-casing ::, or should we just drop it?
> Rich

I think it's still worth supporting ::ffff:a.b.c.d form, just quote
from my vsftpd logs:
CONNECT: Client "::ffff:a00:203" # (for
Same output of 'ss -tn' when someone connected to IPv6-only listening
socket. IPv4 compatible addresses I taken from glibc.
Wrong convert: see my next message. It was my fault.

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