Ignatios Souvatzis ignatios at
Wed Feb 16 09:08:12 CET 2011

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 03:52:42PM +1300, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> Has anybody here seen garbage IPv6 packets whose source address is
> like dead:beef::, where the 32 bits are a reasonable IPv4 address?
> That is to say, it's like an IPv4-mapped address but with the
> bits at the wrong end, followed by 96 zeros.
> We seem to get some of those arriving here, with valid IPv6
> destination addresses.

No, but...

one "mplayer" binary as compiled (from pkgsrc) for Solaris 10/Sparc
(64bit) tries first to connect to such addresses, then, after timeout
to the correct one.

I've never had the time to find out where exactly this goes wrong.


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