nio channels with IPv6 on Windows XP

Christopher Hegarty - Sun Microsystems Ireland Christopher.Hegarty at Sun.COM
Fri Dec 11 08:36:17 PST 2009


Windows IPv6 support was added to the NIO channels in JDK7 b36, and was 
only supported on Windows platforms that have a dual TCP/IP stack, i.e. 
Windows Vista (and greater). So you correct, it is a known limitation 
and by design.

See :


On 11/12/2009 16:17, Salter, Thomas A wrote:
> It seems that AsynchronousServerSocketChannel does not work with IPv6 sockets on Windows XP (the combination that invokes the TwoStack implementations).  Is this a known restriction or is it intended to work?  I can certainly understand why you might not want to support it.
> I tested on b77.  My test runs on Windows 7 but fails on Windows XP.  It fails on the bind because an IPv6 address is passed to AF_INET socket.

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