[Python-Dev] httplib is not v6 compatible, is this going to be fixed?

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Tue Sep 14 18:36:45 CEST 2004

    David> As the link below shows httplib can't handle an IPv6 address, it
    David> checks for a port number by checking for a : but this simply cuts
    David> the IPv6 address in two and tries to set the port variable as
    David> nonsense.

    David> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=81926#c2

    David> Are there any plans to rectify this, or even an alternative
    David> version of httplib kicking about that can handle IPv6.

I just checked in a fix for this (it was a one-character change, not
including unit test update).  I don't know if there is a Python bug report
open which now needs to be closed.  Considering the ease of the fix, I sort
of think not (otherwise it would have been fixed long ago).  Note that in
general we have plenty of other things to do with our time without
monitoring other projects' bug trackers looking for possible Python bug
reports.  If they aren't reported on SF we won't here about them.  (The
Debian folks routinely open SF items when Python bug reports wind up in the
Debian tracker.)

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