Resolve hostname to IPv6 address in listen directive
piotr.sikora at frickle.com
Fri Aug 27 11:43:13 MSD 2010
> 1. Remove ipv6only and make IPV6_V6ONLY default as specified in
> RFC 4038.
"ipv6only" should be deprecated (ignored) and not removed.
> 2. Use getaddrinfo() instead of gethostbyname().
Agreed, but it should also fall-back to gethostbyname2() and finally to
(Are there any systems that have gethostbyname2() but don't have
> 3. Listen on multiple IPv4 or IPv6 addresses if a hostname was
> given in a listen directive.
> 4. Add the options “ipv4” and “ipv6” to the listen directive
> to set ai_family to AF_INET or AF_INET6 in struct addrinfo. This
> could be useful if you want to serve a different site depending
> on the address family the request came from or to simple disable
> IPv6 or IPv4 even if the hostname has an associated address.
> getaddrinfo() can resolve services and numeric addresses itself, so I
> don't see need for the square bracket notation as in RFC 3986, a simple
> space would be enough and would make parsing much easier:
> listen 2001:db8::1 www;
Yeah, I don't see the need for square brackets.
> What do you think about this?
Do you have patch for this? :)
Piotr Sikora < piotr.sikora at frickle.com >
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