Debian Bug report logs - #445047
Irssi handling of IPv6 servers idiosyncratic

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Package: irssi; Maintainer for irssi is Gerfried Fuchs <rhonda@debian.org>; Source for irssi is src:irssi.

Reported by: Juliusz Chroboczek <jch@pps.jussieu.fr>

Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 20:39:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Tags: ipv6, jessie, sid, squeeze, upstream, wheezy

Found in version irssi/0.8.10-2

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, David Pashley <david@davidpashley.com>:
Bug#445047; Package irssi. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Juliusz Chroboczek <jch@pps.jussieu.fr>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Irssi handling of IPv6 servers idiosyncratic
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 22:28:38 +0200
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Package: irssi
Version: 0.8.10-2
Severity: wishlist
Tags: upstream

Hi,

When specifying a server that has both A and AAAA DNS entries, irssi
will only connect to the IPv4 address; the IPv6 address will only be
used if the ``-6'' flag is specified on the /server command.

This is annoying when connecting from an IPv6-only network.

I suggest that irssi should treat all the addresses of a server as
a group, and connect to whichever is reachable at a given time.  The
same should be true when a connection dies and the server is
recontacted to allow for mobility between the IPv4 and IPv6 internets.

You can test with

  irc.geeknode.org

which is reachable using both IPv4 and IPv6.

Thanks for your help,

                                        Juliusz
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Added tag(s) ipv6. Request was from Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 06 Dec 2009 10:48:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Severity set to 'serious' from 'wishlist' Request was from Clint Adams <schizo@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 23 Mar 2010 01:03:50 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) sid and squeeze. Request was from Gerfried Fuchs <rhonda@debian.at> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 23 Mar 2010 07:51:33 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Severity set to 'wishlist' from 'serious' Request was from Gerfried Fuchs <rhonda@deb.at> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 23 Mar 2010 08:30:52 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) wheezy. Request was from Kurt Roeckx <kurt@roeckx.be> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:03:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Gerfried Fuchs <rhonda@debian.at>:
Bug#445047; Package irssi. (Sat, 05 Mar 2011 11:45:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Philipp Kern <pkern@debian.org>:
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Message #20 received at 445047@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Philipp Kern <pkern@debian.org>
To: Juliusz Chroboczek <jch@pps.jussieu.fr>, 445047@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#445047: Irssi handling of IPv6 servers idiosyncratic
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 12:40:29 +0100
On Tue, Oct 02, 2007 at 10:28:38PM +0200, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
> When specifying a server that has both A and AAAA DNS entries, irssi
> will only connect to the IPv4 address; the IPv6 address will only be
> used if the ``-6'' flag is specified on the /server command.
> 
> This is annoying when connecting from an IPv6-only network.
> 
> I suggest that irssi should treat all the addresses of a server as
> a group, and connect to whichever is reachable at a given time.  The
> same should be true when a connection dies and the server is
> recontacted to allow for mobility between the IPv4 and IPv6 internets.
> 
> You can test with
> 
>   irc.geeknode.org
> 
> which is reachable using both IPv4 and IPv6.

It also does not prefer IPv6 over IPv4 by default.  Instead you need to
set resolve_prefer_ipv6 to on.  That seems like a bug to me, too.

Kind regards
Philipp Kern




Added tag(s) jessie. Request was from Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:39:36 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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