In addition to the key-value pairs accepted by IO::Socket, "IO::Socket::INET6" provides.
Domain Address family AF_INET | AF_INET6 | AF_UNSPEC (default) PeerAddr Remote host address <hostname>[:<port>] PeerHost Synonym for PeerAddr PeerPort Remote port or service <service>[(<no>)] | <no> PeerFlow Remote flow information PeerScope Remote address scope LocalAddr Local host bind address hostname[:port] LocalHost Synonym for LocalAddr LocalPort Local host bind port <service>[(<no>)] | <no> LocalFlow Local host flow information LocalScope Local host address scope Proto Protocol name (or number) "tcp" | "udp" | ... Type Socket type SOCK_STREAM | SOCK_DGRAM | ... Listen Queue size for listen ReuseAddr Set SO_REUSEADDR before binding Reuse Set SO_REUSEADDR before binding (deprecated, prefer ReuseAddr) ReusePort Set SO_REUSEPORT before binding Broadcast Set SO_BROADCAST before binding Timeout Timeout value for various operations MultiHomed Try all addresses for multi-homed hosts Blocking Determine if connection will be blocking mode
If "Listen" is defined then a listen socket is created, else if the socket type, which is derived from the protocol, is SOCK_STREAM then connect() is called.
Although it is not illegal, the use of "MultiHomed" on a socket which is in non-blocking mode is of little use. This is because the first connect will never fail with a timeout as the connect call will not block.
The "PeerAddr" can be a hostname, the IPv6-address on the ``2001:800:40:2a05::10'' form , or the IPv4-address on the ``188.8.131.52'' form. The "PeerPort" can be a number or a symbolic service name. The service name might be followed by a number in parenthesis which is used if the service is not known by the system. The "PeerPort" specification can also be embedded in the "PeerAddr" by preceding it with a ``:'', and closing the IPv6 address on brackets ``'' if necessary: ``124.678.12.34:23'',``[2a05:345f::10]:23'',``any.server.com:23''.
If "Domain" is not given, AF_UNSPEC is assumed, that is, both AF_INET and AF_INET6 will be both considered when resolving DNS names. AF_INET6 has priority. If you guess you are in trouble not reaching the peer,(the service is not available via AF_INET6 but AF_INET) you can either try Multihomed (try any address/family until reach) or concrete your address "family" (AF_INET, AF_INET6).
If "Proto" is not given and you specify a symbolic "PeerPort" port, then the constructor will try to derive "Proto" from the service name. As a last resort "Proto" ``tcp'' is assumed. The "Type" parameter will be deduced from "Proto" if not specified.
If the constructor is only passed a single argument, it is assumed to be a "PeerAddr" specification.
If "Blocking" is set to 0, the connection will be in nonblocking mode. If not specified it defaults to 1 (blocking mode).
$sock = IO::Socket::INET6->new(PeerAddr => 'www.perl.org', PeerPort => 'http(80)', Proto => 'tcp');
Suppose either you have no IPv6 connectivity or www.perl.org has no http service on IPv6. Then,
(Trying all address/families until reach)
$sock = IO::Socket::INET6->new(PeerAddr => 'www.perl.org', PeerPort => 'http(80)', Multihomed => 1 , Proto => 'tcp');
(Concrete to IPv4 protocol)
$sock = IO::Socket::INET6->new(PeerAddr => 'www.perl.org', PeerPort => 'http(80)', Domain => AF_INET , Proto => 'tcp'); $sock = IO::Socket::INET6->new(PeerAddr => 'localhost:smtp(25)'); $sock = IO::Socket::INET6->new(Listen => 5, LocalAddr => 'localhost', LocalPort => 9000, Proto => 'tcp'); $sock = IO::Socket::INET6->new('[::1]:25'); $sock = IO::Socket::INET6->new(PeerPort => 9999, PeerAddr => Socket6::inet_ntop(AF_INET6,in6addr_broadcast), Proto => udp, LocalAddr => 'localhost', Broadcast => 1 ) or die "Can't bind : $@\n"; NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE
As of VERSION 1.18 all IO::Socket objects have autoflush turned on by default. This was not the case with earlier releases.
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Modified by Rafael Martinez Torres <email@example.com> and Euro6IX project.
Modified further by Shlomi Fish <firstname.lastname@example.org>, while disclaiming all copyrights.
Copyright (c) 2003- Euro6IX project.
Copyright (c) 1996-8 Graham Barr <email@example.com>.
All rights reserved.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.