Web browser on phone cannot resolve *.local addresses

Bug #1231128 reported by Stuart Langridge on 2013-09-25
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
webbrowser-app (Ubuntu)
webbrowser-app (Ubuntu RTM)

Bug Description

Viewing http://faith.local/ in the browser on the phone says it cannot be found (faith is the name of this machine). Resolving this address from an Ubuntu laptop works fine. Viewing http://<ip address>/ works fine. I suspect the phone is missing whichever bit in the DNS stack knows how to resolve zeroconf addresses.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: webbrowser-app 0.22+13.10.20130903.3-0ubuntu1
Uname: Linux 3.12.0-031200rc1-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.12.2-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CheckboxSubmission: 4d186c1dd89d3ba4cb89f5ee55713686
CheckboxSystem: bb422ca46d02494cdbc459927a98bc2f
Date: Wed Sep 25 13:08:28 2013
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2011-12-11 (654 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20111211)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: webbrowser-app
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-09-05 (20 days ago)

Stuart Langridge (sil) wrote :
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Confirmed. It doesn’t seem to be a problem with webbrowser-app itself though, because resolving a .local address works in webbrowser-app on my desktop. More likely a missing bit in the DNS stack as pointed out by Stuart.

Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in webbrowser-app:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Adnane Belmadiaf (daker) wrote :

Without the http:// you'll get a search result page

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Right, that would be another related issue (but we don’t need to track it separately, let’s address it together with the missing DNS stack component).

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2015-06-08
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu RTM):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
no longer affects: webbrowser-app
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