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On Aug 23, Jocelyn Fournier wrote:
> Hi Sergei,
> What about INET_ATON / INET_NTOA ipv6 support ?
> (there's a feature request opened on mysql since jan 2008 :
> http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=34037 )
They would need to convert to and from DECIMAL.
If you mean 128-bit integers, adding them is more complex, I guess, than
adding a native ipv6 type (which is implemented on top of binary(16)
Why one would need INET_NTOA6 and INET_ATON6 ?
INET_ATON can be used to convert an ip address to store it in the table,
to save storage space.
INET_ATON can be used to convert an ip address to a number to check
against a subnet mask.
Anything else ?
Because if there is IPv6 native type there will be no need to convert
for storage and no need to convert for a mask check.
From: Jocelyn Fournier, 2010-08-24
From: Dolf Schimmel, 2010-08-23
From: Sergei Golubchik, 2010-08-23
From: Jocelyn Fournier, 2010-08-23