mozilla 1.3,2 cannot access IPv6 addressed host via IPv4

Hiroharu Tamaru tamaru at
Thu Apr 10 06:43:51 PDT 2003


gnome@ CC:'ed 'causs it's the maintainer of the port.

At Wed, 9 Apr 2003 17:44:21 +0200,
Christoph P. Kukulies wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 11:48:33PM +0900, Hiroharu Tamaru wrote:
> > I updated mozilla port from 1.2.1_1,2 to 1.3,2 and realized that
> > it fails to reach some sites.  It just says "Done" in the status bar
> > and nothing happens.
> > 
> > It seems to be those servers that have both IPv4 and IPv6 address that
> > are the victims, eg:,
> > 
> > I am running FreeBSD 4.8-RC. I have IPv6 lladdr assigned to my
> > network interfaces but do not have IPv6 link to the Internet.
> > 
> > Am I the only one seeing this problem?
> The problem has brought up by me in this list already before,
> only not under this aspect. 
> The workaround was, so far, to turn off IPV6 in the kernel.
> I admit, not a beautiful solution. I posted an excerpt (sample program
> that had been posted to bugzilla on under some bug report)
> Look into this list under posts this and last week.

Indeed you did.  I saw 1.4 in the subject and didn't read it carefully then.

I also found the same issue reported on gnome@

OK. I brought it up to users-jp at ML and someone pointed
out that it was assigned a bugzilla-JP id of 2967

and forwarded to bugzilla

He told me a fix is already committed to the trunk of Mozilla repo.

also, reading through bugzilla 186745, the patch,
is said to work around the problem, with some impact on IPv6-only

I tried the patch, and it seems to work for me.
Could someone commit the above mentioned one line patch to the mozilla

Hiroharu Tamaru

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