Steffen Ullrich > Net-INET6Glue > Net::INET6Glue::INET_is_INET6

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NAME ^

Net::INET6Glue::INET_is_INET6 - make IO::Socket::INET behave like IO::Socket::INET6

SYNOPSIS ^

 use Net::INET6Glue::INET_is_INET6;
 use LWP::Simple;
 print get( 'http://[::1]:80' );
 print get( 'http://ipv6.google.com' );

DESCRIPTION ^

Many modules directly create IO::Socket::INET sockets or have it as a superclass. Because IO::Socket::INET has no support for IPv6 these modules don't have it either.

This module tries to make IO::Socket::INET behave like IO::Socket::IP (with fallback to IO::Socket::INET6) by copying the symbol table from IO::Socket::IP into IO::Socket::INET. The original symbol table from IO::Socket::INET is still available in IO::Socket::INET4.

This strategy works for Net::SMTP, LWP and probably a lot of other modules too, which don't try to depend too much on the innards of IO::Socket::INET or on the text representation of IP addresses (IPv6 addresses look different than IPv4 addresses).

COPYRIGHT ^

This module is copyright (c) 2008..2014, Steffen Ullrich. All Rights Reserved. This module is free software. It may be used, redistributed and/or modified under the same terms as Perl itself.

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