[erlang-questions] : : Broken ipv6 behavior?
Thu Apr 17 11:48:33 CEST 2008
On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 01:18:06AM -0700, Matthew Dempsky wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 1:03 AM, Raimo Niskanen
> <> wrote:
> > That patch uses gethostbyname2, which is just as or even more obsoleted
> > than getipnodebyname. I wonder when I (finally) have added
> > getaddrinfo support if there is need for gethostbyname2 support too?
> I tested that patch because the author suggested it worked for him on
> Linux, and it's a relatively non-intrusive change. (I don't
> particularly care what functions are used for IPv6 support as long as
> they work.)
I am working on getaddrinfo support. When it seems to work I will publish
a source patch for OTP_R12B-2 and then start on the test cases,
to get feedback for a final version.
> > It is strange getipnodebyname works so differently from gethostbyname2
> > on OS X. They should do the same job.
> > The flags to getipnodebyname
> > are (AF_V4MAPPED | AI_ADDRINFO), which means that it should return
> > mapped v4 addresses only if no IPv6 addresses are found and
> > that it should return IPv6 addresses only if the machine runs
> > IPv6 ("Only if IPv6 configured" according to Solaris 10 headers,
> > "Only if there is an interface on the host that is not a loopback
> > interface that has an IPv6 address" according to Steven's
> > Unix Network Programming).
> On OS X, AI_DEFAULT is defined to (AI_V4MAPPED_CFG | AI_ADDRCONFIG).
> I tested various a few different flags options, and ipv6.google.com
> would only resolve when AI_V4MAPPED(_CFG) was *not* set. 0 and
> AI_ADDRCONFIG both returned an IPv6 hostent structure.
The header files on MacOS X 10.5.2 says:
#define AI_V4MAPPED_CFG 0x00000200 /* accept IPv4-mapped if kernel supports */
Would that indicate that the kernel does not support
mapped IPv4 addresses or what does it not support?
Is this a MacOS X support question?
Or just wait for the getaddrinfo patch and see if it works better.
> > So maybe gethostbyname2 returns IPv6 records even though your
> > machine has no external IPv6 interface?
> No, every test I have run regarding Erlang and IPv6 in this thread has
> involved a machine with a globally routable IPv6 address configured.
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/ Raimo Niskanen, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
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