6to4 IPv6 on OSX 10.4 is a no-go

you'd think something like this would've been caught before release, but it turns out that all current versions of osx 10.4 have a byte order bug that causes 6to4 tunnels to be setup with the wrong address. when the machine's ipv4 address is converted to an ipv6 6to4-style address, osx incorrectly reverses the bytes, resulting in a useless address :( more info at apple's ipv6 list

1 comment:

s9 said...

A more pertinent question would be: why on God's green ball of goo has it not been fixed yet? It's quite literally a one-line change. (Believe me, Apple has known about this bug for more than a year.)