= Proposed Self Contained Change: Ping IPv6 =
* Jan Synacek, Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav AT redhat DOT com>
ping should be able to work with IPv6 and IPv4 addresses, eliminating
the need for multiple tools.
== Detailed Description ==
The current system of using different software (ping vs ping6) for
different versions of the IP stack is broken. As the IPv6 transition
moves ahead its unreasonable to expect users to know in advance the IP
version of a peer referenced using a DNS name, nor expect them to
switch tools based on the types of IPs they are testing.
ping must work with both protocol versions by default.
== Scope ==
* The ping tool should be able to test any address provided on command
line, being IPv6 or IPv4. That means that the ping tool from iputils
as we include it in Fedora needs to be modified.
Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
Release engineering: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
List of deliverables: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)
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