[Xapian-tickets] [Xapian] #374: IPv6 support

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Wed Mar 25 06:59:53 GMT 2015

#374: IPv6 support
 Reporter:  olly            |             Owner:  olly
     Type:  defect          |            Status:  assigned
 Priority:  low             |         Milestone:  1.3.3
Component:  Backend-Remote  |           Version:  SVN trunk
 Severity:  normal          |        Resolution:
 Keywords:                  |        Blocked By:
 Blocking:                  |  Operating System:  All

Comment (by olly):

 I have a patch for this, which is mostly there.

 The main remaining issue is that I don't see how you're meant to handle
 binding to a specified hostname/ip address.  The latest RFC and POSIX and
 the Linux man page all carefully say that you need to use `AI_PASSIVE` if
 you want to use bind() and that if `node` isn't `NULL` then `AI_PASSIVE`
 is ignored.

 Trying to check the entries in the returned list against the hostname/ip
 address string seems rather tricky to get right.

 The previous RFC didn't have the bit about ignore `AI_PASSIVE` when `node`
 isn't `NULL`, which makes a lot more sense.  AFAICT, the RFC was changed
 to align it with POSIX.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.xapian.org/ticket/374#comment:8>
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