[Python-Dev] IPv6 bug in 2.3.4??

David G Mills dgm at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Oct 27 15:53:13 CEST 2004

Hey there,

I've noticed a potential bug and wanted to see if anyone else can 
replicate it, or has also seen it. When creating a socket with 
getaddrinfo, with the address family set to AF_UNSPEC and the host set to 
localhost, the socket binds to IPv4 instead of IPv6. When using the FQD of 
the machine it binds to IPv6. I've tested the same code on two different 
machines, and the one running python 2.3.3 works as it should, but the 
python 2.3.4 doesn't.

Anyone seen this? Can you replicate the error? Any help would be 
appreciated. Oh yeah, I'm running on FC2 on the 2.3.4 machine and redhat 
8 on the 2.3.3 machine.



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