June 3, 2013

Admin Tip - IPv6 support


The 2013.1 release of Perforce now supports IPv6 addresses. That means that you can run your Perforce services on an IPv6 address, and use IPv6 addresses in the Perforce protections table. Host names that resolve to IPv6 addresses are also supported.

IPv6 support is turned off by default. You can turn it on by using an IPv6 address as your main service's P4PORT setting, or by setting a tunable. When you do turn on IPv6, IP addresses reported in log files and messages will be in IPv6 format, so be sure to update any scripts that might parse out IP addresses.

Of course, you can continue to use IPv4 addresses, or use both varieties. Check out the release notes for full details, then grab the latest release.