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From Jeff Trawick <>
Subject Re: 2.1.7 Available for Testing & Voting
Date Thu, 25 Aug 2005 14:11:01 GMT
On 8/25/05, Joe Orton <> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 09:09:18AM -0400, Jeff Trawick wrote:
> > On 8/22/05, Jeff Trawick <> wrote:
> > Server is configured with --enable-v4-mapped (default on most
> > systems), which is supposed to mean "just get one darn socket and
> > handle both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic to that port on that socket".
> >
> > apr_sockaddr_info_get() is hard-coded (no control) to return a list of
> > possible listening socket addresses when called from alloc_listener().
> >  So we get IPv4 and IPv6 address back.
> Specifically what addresses, in what order?  It looks like the logic in
> open_listeners() which is supposed to cope with this stuff might fail if
> you get AF_INET/ followed by AF_INET6/[::] rather than the other
> way round.

first entry:
second (last) entry:
AF_INET6; [::]:8080

But if it is the other way around:

Get AF_INET6 socket first and set IPV6_V6ONLY to 0 (--enable-v4-mapped
is the default on non *bsd).  Then get AF_INET socket and try to bind.
 Why is that guaranteed to work since we have overlap?

Even if it works on common systems, it negates --enable-v4-mapped.

Seems to me that we should scrap the --enable-v4-mapped stuff, default
to getting two listening sockets everywhere (if IPv6 enabled, of
course), and (future) have a Listen option to get a single socket to
handle mapped addresses.  With that Listen option we'd just pass
AF_INET6 instead of AF_UNSPEC on the resolver call since the admin who
specified that option knows what they're doing.

(Why bother with mapped addresses?  go a little faster, avoid common
accept-mutex-related snafus, provide easy way to test single-socket

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