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Re: debian sid, ipv6 and configure

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 10:30:11 +0100 (MET)

On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Richard Prescott wrote:

> No I mean, in curl not in configure !

Ah! Ok. ;-)

But it probably fails in curl too. I think the whole "IPv6 enabled" decision
is more or less badly phrased, as it isn't actually "IPv6 enabled" but more
"IPv6 prepared".

Since what it does when enabled, it uses getaddrinfo() for name resolving,
which in itself supports IPv6 but isn't limited to that and doesn't even
require IPv6 to work.

So, when we use './configure --enable-ipv6' in one of these Linux
installations on which socket(AF_INET6...) fails we switch the name resolving
to getaddrinfo() but we can probably still not actually do any IPv6 tricks.

    Daniel Stenberg -- curl groks URLs --
Received on 2002-01-30