[New-bugs-announce] [issue10414] socket.gethostbyname doesn't return an ipv6 address

david report at bugs.python.org
Sun Nov 14 05:35:18 CET 2010

New submission from david <db.pub.mail at gmail.com>:

(socket.gethostbyname  doesn't return an ipv6 address)
So just to start with I know the documentation says [0] "and getaddrinfo() should be used instead for IPv4/v6 dual stack support."
However, the getaddrinfo() method provides more information than required. Why can't getaddrinfo support ipv6 ? or a method for ipv6 added to the socket module to make getting a host address by name easier (for ipv6) ? 

[0] - http://docs.python.org/library/socket.html#socket.gethostbyname

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title: socket.gethostbyname  doesn't return an ipv6 address

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