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Item5969: TWiki doesn't support ipv6 addresses in url

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It seems that TWiki doesn't support ipv6 addresses in url (e.g. http://[2001:50ff:0:4004::f5f5]/twiki/bin/view/)

When we type an ipv6 addresse in url bar, TWiki doesn't recognize brackets. It generates all internal links in the page source as follows:


Obs1: The use of brackets in ipv6 addresses is required.

Obs2: If site is accessed by name, the problem does not occur.

-- TWiki:Main/JoaoMadrid - 29 Aug 2008

That's correct, it doesn't support ipv6 addresses. There has been no demand for this before now. I suspect it would be quite tricky to do, so there would need to be a very good reason to support them.

Reclassified as Enhancement and Confirmed.

-- TWiki:Main.CrawfordCurrie - 30 Aug 2008

We believe that the imminent end of IPv4 addresses, forecast to 2011, is a very good reason to support IPv6.

We are using TWiki to develop a website for supporting and promoting the adoption of IPv6 in Brazil (http://ipv6.br). Today, the website is based on Joomla, however, we are switching to TWiki because it fits better. However, a client must rely on DNS system to be able to view the website.

We need to solve this issue. We could help solving this, but we don't have previous experience with twiki code. If someone could give us some hints, we would be glad to work on it.

The following are some sites with papers about the end of the IPv4 and the deployment of IPv6:

http://www.arin.net/v6/v6-info.html http://portalipv6.lacnic.net/en http://lacnic.net/ipv6/en/ http://www.ipv6.org/ http://www.ipv6tf.org

-- TWiki:Main.JoaoMadrid - 01 Sep 2008

Summary TWiki doesn't support ipv6 addresses in url
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.JoaoMadrid
Codebase ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Mon, 18 Aug 2008, build 17431
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Priority Enhancement
CurrentState Confirmed


TargetRelease major

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Topic revision: r3 - 2008-09-01 - JoaoMadrid
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