misc/159019: freebsd ipv6 address are advertised but do not respond

Russell Cattelan cattelan at thebarn.com
Tue Jul 19 01:10:09 UTC 2011

>Number:         159019
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       freebsd ipv6 address are advertised but do not respond
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Jul 19 01:10:08 UTC 2011
>Originator:     Russell Cattelan
macpro00[6:16pm]-=>dig AAAA lists.freebsd.org

; <<>> DiG 9.6.0-APPLE-P2 <<>> AAAA lists.freebsd.org
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 63270
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;lists.freebsd.org.		IN	AAAA

lists.freebsd.org.	2383	IN	CNAME	bwwwdyn.freebsd.org.
bwwwdyn.freebsd.org.	3598	IN	AAAA	2001:4f8:fff6::27

;; Query time: 70 msec
;; WHEN: Mon Jul 18 19:59:29 2011
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 85

macpro00[8:00pm]-=>telnet 2001:4f8:fff6::27 80
Trying 2001:4f8:fff6::27...

So anybody with ipv6 enabled will end up with with a connection timeout.


maybe it would be best not to publish the AAAA records for the standard systems
but do like a ivp6.freebsd.org


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