Net::INET6Glue(3) Make common modules IPv6 ready by hotpatching


use Net::INET6Glue; # include all glue
use LWP;
use Net::SMTP;
use Net::FTP;


Net::INET6Glue is a collection of modules to make common modules IPv6 ready by hotpatching them.

Unfortunatly the current state of IPv6 support in perl is that no IPv6 support is in the core and that a lot of important modules (like Net::FTP, Net::SMTP, LWP,...) do not support IPv6 even if the modules for IPv6 sockets like Socket6, IO::Socket::IP or IO::Socket::INET6 are available.

This module tries to mitigate this by hotpatching. Currently the following submodules are available:

Makes IO::Socket::INET behave like IO::Socket::IP (with fallback to like IO::Socket::INET6), especially make it capable to create IPv6 sockets. This makes LWP, Net::SMTP and others IPv6 capable.
Hotpatches Net::FTP to support EPRT and EPSV commands which are needed to deal with FTP over IPv6. Also loads Net::INET6Glue::INET_is_INET6.


This module and the modules in the Net::INET6Glue Hierarchy distributed together with this module are copyright (c) 2008..2014, Steffen Ullrich. All Rights Reserved. These modules are free software. They may be used, redistributed and/or modified under the same terms as Perl itself.