IPv6 incorrect setup (or resolver bug? or http client bug?)

Matthias Lang <>
Mon Nov 1 13:17:08 CET 2004

 Matthias> Is an ip6 address?

 Ingela> No, it is a ipv4 address.

I've read up a little on IP6 addressing since Friday. To satisfy my
curiosity, can someone tell me what

 inet:getaddr("", inet6)

returns in R10B on a machine which supports IP6. (I'm expecting an
error, or ::, or an encoded version of ::

Come to think of it, what does

 inet:getaddr("localhost", inet6)

 > You can always work around the problem for now by changing
 > the call in  http_transport:connect/0 to inet:getaddr(Host, inet) 

Thanks. Another workaround is to use a machine name instead of a
dotted quad.


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