IPV6 address support on exit nodes

coderman coderman at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 10:45:06 UTC 2011

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 12:54 AM, Bjoern A. Zeeb
<bzeeb-lists at lists.zabbadoz.net> wrote:
> ...
> why would that be given the router (exit node) would do the resolving
> on behalf of the proxy and initiate multiple connects.  That should be
> transparent to the proxy and OR network, shouldn't it?

if you could structure streams such that the exit chosen could always
satisfy both IPv4 and IPv6 to same named destination this could be
delegated to the endpoints.

note that depending on how the client is using Tor there may be
multiple resolve requests, following by one or more stream exit
requests, and exit policies or destinations (v4 or v6) may entail
distinct paths across to different exits depending on IPv4 or IPv6

put another way: you cannot assume exit requests will be by name
rather than explicit address.

best regards,

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