Subject: Re: pkg/17672: wwwoffle-2.7b expects IPv4-mapped IPv6 address support
To: Nagae Hidetake <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <email@example.com>
Date: 08/06/2002 09:13:20
>I heard IPv4-mapped IPv6 address is disabled intentionally in NetBSD.
>I don't understand this issue as well as I can explain the reason.
>Please refer the discussion titled "RFC1933 IPv4 mapped address" in
>the archive of tech-net, December 1999.
>Following paper is also focused on this issue.
and inet6(4). there's real threat in using IPv4 mapped address
with services like wwwoffled.
>BTW, wwwoffle does not bind 0.0.0.0 even if both :: and 0.0.0.0 are
>specified in wwwoffle.conf. It compares specified addresses with
>0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 and 0.0.0.0, and binds only IPv6 one in this case
>There is no work-around with config file.
>The only way is sysctl (as Frederick wrote).
i'll talk to wwwoffled developer. the above behavior is simply wrong.