Subject: Re: regress/lib/libc/getaddrinfo fails
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/14/2006 03:58:25
> I think this [getaddrinfo] test should be reworked:

>  - the IPv6 parts need to be separated from the IPv4 parts
>  - if the current kernel does not have IPv6, those need to be
>    skipped with a message

What does having v6 in the kernel have to do with getaddrinfo working
for v6?  It seems to me that if a v6less kernel breaks v6 getaddrinfo,
that is a bug in getaddrinfo.  I can't see any basis for such a
dependency, with the *possible* exception of scoped v6 addresses, and
even that, the only kernel interface necessary is to map an interface
name to a scope ID; whether the kernel supports v6 ought to be
orthogonal to that.

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