On Tuesday, January 24, 2017 3:45:31 PM CET Jonathan Haws wrote:
Enabled via -4 expert option where multicast group address is specified. This option will disable IPv6 communication and is intended for use in networks which do not support IPv6 addressing.
When this option is enabled, all IPv6 communication is disabled. Combining IPv4 and IPv6 alfred nodes is unsupported.
Hardware address handling done by submitting queries to the local ARP cache rather than forcing an ARP request.
Thanks Jonathan for your patch! I've just looked through the patch and discussed the matter with Sven yesterday. We are both not too big fans of supporting IPv4, but since it helps your scenario and you supplied a well written patch which properly abstracts the address mode and has separate IPv4/ IPv6 functions, I think we can adopt it.
Just two general questions/remarks:
- I do not want to give support for IPv4-related questions of users.
Would you be available to maintain and answer questions regarding the IPv4 support?
I'd be happy to answer questions, but it would be best if those questions are directed to the list and my address is in the CC field. That way I'll definitely see it and can answer. If it just goes to the list in general I'll very likely miss the message. Is that someting that could be added to the Wiki?
Hmm, you can add anything you want in the wiki, but it's unlikely someone will read it before asking here on the mailing list, at least to my personal experience. ;)
But if you commit to look into these issues, just try to catch the mails sent here to this mailing list - if you don't i'll try to forward them to you. :)
- Do you plan to provide OpenWRT support as well? (This is more out
I wasn't planning on OpenWRT support. What would be entailed? When I hear OpenWRT, I think of the firmware I can load onto my old Linksys WRT54G AP. Would it simply be testing these changes on that device?
Basically we already have an OpenWRT/LEDE integration  which provides configuration options in a config file, which are parsed and applied etc.
Not sure if the ancient WRT54G is still even properly supported, but there are dozens of cheap and more moderns APs you can use it. But if you are not familiar with OpenWRT, don't worry, someone else can provide the integration if they need it. :)