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@Hamiller
Same here. I am not a developer at all. I do a little programming but normally I am a Network/Server Operator.

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@VI
That's right, you finally have to part with IPv4.

But I don't develop applications for SSB or Node.js. In my case just the peering should work. :-)

@VI
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@Hamiller

Hmmm, if I would implement an application that should find other nodes in a local network I would use IPv6-multicasting (Just talk to ff02::1) for that. Even in an ipv4-only network every NIC stil has a link-local IPv6-address (unless manually disabled), which is totally fine to use. Doing it by ipv4-brodcasting works too, but why implement something legacy in a new application?
Or has it something to do with the whole node.js environment (which I am not very familiar with).

@Hamiller
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@VI

Disabling IPv6 should never be considered a valid solution for network problems.

I agree with you, but this is my private LAN and my ISP does not offer me IPv6 addresses. So that was the lesser evil for me.

But right, basically this can't be a solution.

@Hamiller
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Hello VI, and the other "missing person" who answered me but whose message content is missing as well ^^

I tried with another wifi router and it worked: 1 phone (manyverse) + 1 laptop (patchwork) under the same WLAN and they detected each other right away.

On patchwork I could see my phone's schuttlebutt ID under "Local" on the left panel and follow it; on manyverse as well I saw my laptop's scutllebutt ID as a local device and I followed it.

It was fun being able to browse on the laptop posts published long ago by a third phone not on the network at the moment, but transferred through (manyverse) :smile:

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@VI
Re: %ryQK5jA8y

Disabling IPv6 should never be considered a valid solution for network problems.
Sorry, I feel a bit triggered by that. I have spent a substantial amount of the last year telling people why and how they want to use IPv6 and how they get rid of the historic ipv4 in their networks.


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