Closed Bug 72077 Opened 20 years ago Closed 19 years ago
failure to resolve either ipv6 hostname or ipv6 address
according to chris blizzard (email@example.com), this is a bug.
Could you please provide some more information? 1) What's an example of an actual address we fail to resolve? 2) If it's a hostname, does that hostname have a IPv4 address associated with it as well?
Comments from reporter: 1) an entry in /etc/hosts, thus: ::1 localhost6 actually, there's another: fec0::1234 ayerlaptop this one is the localhost's site-local address. btw, we have talked to this machine using telnet and ping using these ipv6 hostname mappings. 2) no, when we place an ipv4 address in the hosts table, then it works. but that's not what this bug is about! thanks for your help, steve ayer
Perhaps I wasn't clear. What are you typing in the browser's location bar?
Comments from reporter in email: whether i type localhost6 or ::1, ayerlaptop or fec0::1234 in the location bar, it bombs as described earlier. this means that it can't handle an ipv6 address, or map an ipv6 address listed in /etc/hosts. so, in summary, the following locations, valid ipv6 addresses all to this machine, fail: http://::1 http://localhost6 http://ayerlaptop http://fec0::1234
http://::1 and http://fec0::1234 are invalid. According to RFC 2732 (Format for Literal IPv6 Addresses in URL's), those should be written as: http://[::1] and http://[fec0::1234] Could you let us know whether this fixes your problem with the literal IPs? Also, if you would not mind, could you attach a complete copy of your /etc/hosts file? Thanks for you patience.
no, encapsulating ipv6 literal addresses in  does not work. as for the entire /etc/hosts, the entire contents that are currently uncommented are listed below, but for your edification: 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 localhost6 fec0::1234 ayerlaptop
Marking new, since presumably Steven has tested that IPv6 is properly enabled in the kernel and works in other applications that are IPv6-aware.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Relieving tever of IPv6 related QA.
QA Contact: tever → benc
Bugs targeted at mozilla1.0 without the mozilla1.0 keyword moved to mozilla1.0.1 (you can query for this string to delete spam or retrieve the list of bugs I've moved)
Target Milestone: mozilla1.0 → mozilla1.0.1
Using Mozilla-1.0 under linux I can get this URL to work: http://[3ffe:b00:c18:1::10]/ The hompage is downloaded using IPv6 over the 6bone.
I've tried all this on my machine and I think that if this was a problem it has been fixed. If firstname.lastname@example.org is still having this problem with 1.0, let me know and I'll check it out.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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