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The Mozilla::LDAP::Conn constructor currently doesn't work properly with IPv6. When PerLDAP is built against MozLDAP client libraries, both an IPv6 address or a hostname that maps to an IPv6 address will fail to connect. This seems to be related to teh way ldap_init() is used, which doesn't appear to work properly with IPv6. We should use MozLPDA routines that support IPv6 in the ldap_init() stub. When PerLDAP is built against OpenLDAP client libraries, usign a hostname that maps to an IPv6 address does work correctly, but an IPv6 address does not. The problem is that ldap_initialize() us used behind the scenes in the ldap_init() stub. A LDAP URL is created and passed to ldap_initialize(), but we don't URL encode the ":" characters in the address first. This results in a LDAP_PARAM_ERROR being returned. The fix is to have the ldap_init() stub URL encode the ":" characters prior to creating the URL that we pass to ldap_initialize(). If you replace the ":" chars with "%3A", everything works correctly.
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