Bacula without IPv6

Dan Langille dan at
Sun Apr 12 16:41:25 UTC 2015

> On Apr 12, 2015, at 12:38 PM, Andrea Venturoli <ml at> wrote:
> Hello.
> Running Bacula on a system where IPv6 was disabled in the kernel yields lot of errors:
>> # bconsole
>> Connecting to Director localhost:9101
>> bconsole: bsock.c:227-0 Socket open error. proto=28 port=9101. ERR=Protocol not supported
>> ...
>> *autodisplay on
>> *status client
> > ...
>> 12-Apr 17:34 martin-xxx JobId 0: Error: bsock.c:225 Socket open error. proto=28 port=9102. ERR=Protocol not supported
> While these are harmless, any succesful job will report:
>>  Termination:            Backup OK -- with warnings
> This can lead to overlooking more serious problems.
> Solving it all is as easy as adding "--disable-ipv6" to CONFIGURE_ARGS.
> I'm reporting this hoping it will help others, but I also ask: can we have an option to disable IPv6, like many other ports have?

That is a good idea.  Please submit a PR so we do not lose track of this.  I ask because it may be some time before I work on this.

We'll have the default with IPV6 on.

Dan Langille

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