Comment 315 for bug 417757

Tore Anderson (toreanderson) wrote :

FYI, today Mozilla released Firefox 4.0 beta 11, which now calls getaddrinfo() with the AI_ADDRCONFIG flag. You get it from http://www.firefox.com/beta/.

This solves half of the problem. The remaining piece is now to make glibc ignore link-local IPv6 addresses when called with the AI_ADDRCONFIG flag. (This is how all other major operating systems behave already.) I have a bug open in the glibc bugzilla at http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=12377 - it would be really great if the Ubuntu glibc developers could help out by writing a suitable patch and attach it to the bug report. I don't think it should be very hard (just extend the already existing logic that ignores loopback addresses). Unfortunately, I'm not much of a programmer myself...

Tore