With UNIX machines being the standard within the CFHT observing environment,
the Status Server must be compiled and designed to run on the HP,
Solaris, and Linux platforms. In addition, the C API library must
be compiled for the HP, Solaris, VxWorks, and Linux platforms as well.
The networking implementation within the CFHT network is IPv4 and will most likely continue this way for the some time into the future. It's replacement "Internet Protocol Version 6" (IPv6) provides for a larger address space as well as a number of other features. When (and if) the Internet and the CFHT network transitions to the new standard, the Status Server must be modified to support the new standard.