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From sathya sai <sathyasai.esh...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: IPv6 support on Apache-2.2.x
Date Mon, 11 May 2009 04:58:16 GMT
Hi William,

Thanks a lot for your response.

Mozilla allows me to specify the %zone_id (scope_id) in the HTTP request but
as mentioned by you, it updates in "Host:" header field in HTTP request.

Regards,
Sathya



On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 12:37 PM, William A. Rowe, Jr.
<wrowe@rowe-clan.net>wrote:

> sathya sai wrote:
> > Thanks guys for your continous support :-)
> >
> > From http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3879.txt, I could understand that
> > IPv6 site local address (FEC0 prefixed) is deprecated  and not the link
> > local address (FC80 prefix).
> >
> > I think, now I would need to see if I can somehow specify the link local
> > address without scope-id in my client. Mozilla and IE web browsers
> > definitely seems to be not allowing me to do it.
>
> Ok; now I have a better sense.  For Mozilla, please do install the
> http-headers add-in, so you can see what is being transmitted.
>
> From RFC4007 section 11.2, referring to %zone_id;
>
>   It cannot be assumed that indices are common across all nodes in a
>   zone (see Section 6).  Hence, the format MUST be used only within a
>   node and MUST NOT be sent on the wire unless every node that
>   interprets the format agrees on the semantics.
>
> I read this to say that zone_id's should not be propogated in httpd
> headers.  There is another question of whether the %zone_id should be
> permitted in proxy machine names, listen directives, etc.
>
> Can you spell out for us if Mozilla and IE refuse to let you specify
> the %zone_id in the request, and if so, do they try to pass it on in
> the Host; header (look using common sniffing tools such as the http
> headers add-in)?
>
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