[Python-Dev] IPv6 bug in 2.3.4??
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Oct 28 20:10:42 CEST 2004
David G Mills wrote:
> First off I'd like to point out that when host is set to a fully
> qualified domain name, comp.foo.org for example, the correct behaviour is
> seen, getaddrinfo returns an IPv4 and IPv6 address, and when the socket is
> created, it binds to the IPv6 address. Only when localhost is used does it
> fail to find an IPv6 address. Now there's nothing wrong with the
> /etc/hosts file, as I tested with the one from the working machine. Also
> when using AF_INET6 and host=localhost it works fine, which is why I am
Ah, ok. It wasn't quite clear to me what specifically you consider an
As Evan Jones says, Python returns the data in the very same way in
which the C library returns them
> Thanks for the glibc information, I shall investigate down that path
> and see what I can discover, but if you can think of anything else that
> might be causing this I'd like to hear it. =)
On my system, it would be /etc/hosts, which reads
127.0.0.1 localhost mira
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
So I find it perfectly ok that "localhost" only resolves to IPv4.
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