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Functions to encode/decode IPv6 functions and possibly other related tasks.
Essentially wrappers around ipv6_ntop() and ipv6_pton() which actually also support IPv4 addresses.
Encoded storage can be in VARBINARY(16); while a native type is possible, this is not urgent/essential to the issue.
Likewise, IPv6 client connectivity is not part of this feature request.
Pieter Ennes (WatchMouse) has written UDFs for this task:
I'd recommend putting these in as native functions.