[Bro-Dev] IP6 addresses

Jonathan Siwek jsiwek at ncsa.illinois.edu
Tue Jun 21 07:36:03 PDT 2011

> I'd like to hear if folks agree with that? (1) clearly has impact on
> memory usage, but I'd say that's ok these days. Alternatively, we
> could use (2) to do some clever scheme that stores less bytes for
> IPv4 addresses than for IPv6; but that would then quite likely have in
> turn an impact on CPU performance and I don't see that that'd be worth it.

If there's any demand for this alternative, an idea I had was that there could probably be a compile-time flag to switch between the new IPAddr implementations.  But generally I think I'm with you on just doing the consistent 128-bit width at cost of memory.

- Jon

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