[erlang-questions] http:request/5 returns econnrefused for localhost

Claes Wikström <>
Tue Jul 1 23:17:05 CEST 2008

Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 08:43:35AM +0200, Jan Lehnardt wrote:
>> We have seen the same issue with CouchDB. What we found out
>> is that in our case localhost was not only resolving to (IPv4)
>> but also ::1 (IPv6) and that http:request() would try to connect to
>> ::1 where no service was listening.
>> Try disabling IPv6 networking to verify this.
> Uhm... the fix would be to enable IPv6 in his Yaws. After all, it's easy;
> the IPv6 support in Erlang is pretty good. 

Has anybody tried Yaws with IPv6 - I haven't


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