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KochiseOn the 2009-05-07 at 02:45pm
squalyl (./68) :
cui la est pas mal non plus

http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=4980

trilove

Formidable :
------- Additional Comment #8 From Howard Chu 2007-12-01 20:09 [reply] -------
(In reply to comment #3)
> Stop reopening bugs. Search the web if you want an explanation, I don't have
> anything handy and certainly have no interest in writing it up.

I've found no discussion of this change on any of the glibc mailing list
archives, after searching through September-November 2006 on libc-announce,
libc-hacker, libc-alpha, glibc-cvs, or glibc-bugs. I think it's fair to say that
if you don't want people to keep asking stupid questions, a little more
documentation of your rationale will help.


The CVS log entry is useful, at least:

Support IPv6-style addresses for IPv4 queries if they
can be mapped.

But your implementation violates RFC2553: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2553.txt
Page 25:

Also note that the
IPv6 hex addresses "::" and "::1" MUST NOT be treated as IPv4-
compatible addresses,
...

Also for the macro in section 6.7 IN6_IS_ADDR_V4COMPAT MUST return
false for "::" and "::1".

I.e., the RFC specifically forbids the mapping of the IPV6 loopback address to
IPv4. As far as I can see, the current glibc behavior here is a bug.

------- Additional Comment #9 From Howard Chu 2007-12-14 03:31 [reply] -------
Treating the IPv6 loopback address this way violates RFC2553.

[...]

------- Additional Comment #10 From Ulrich Drepper 2007-12-14 03:52 [reply] -------
Stop reopening the bug. If you want explanations pay somebody.

------- Additional Comment #11 From Mike Frysinger 2008-04-09 19:12 [reply] -------
i could have sworn glibc was an FSF/GNU project which meant open source. but
apparently i'm mistaken. if you want anything out of glibc, you've got to pay
for it. awesome!

[...]

------- Additional Comment #17 From Dave Houston 2008-07-07 05:05 [reply] -------
Paid $1 via paypal. Trans ID 3H4989806A1962407

Please fix.

[...]

------- Additional Comment #36 From Ulrich Drepper 2008-07-08 18:28 [reply] -------
(In reply to comment #35)
> Is this open source terrorism? "Pay us money or the bug stays!"

Idiot. There is no bug. Don't reopen.

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