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bug#14779: 24.3; Failure to resolve IPv6 addresses in make-network-proce

From: Toke Høiland-Jørgensen
Subject: bug#14779: 24.3; Failure to resolve IPv6 addresses in make-network-process
Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:33:50 +0200

I'm using ERC to connect to IRC, and was wondering why the connection
used IPv4 rather than IPv6 when the server has both addresses
configured. Messing with the DNS resolver so the address only resolves
to IPv6 made Emacs unable to connect at all.

Investigating this further, it seems that by default
make-network-process does not resolve IPv6 addresses at all unless
specifically asked to do so. More precisely, patch open-network-stream
to pass :family 0 (line 143 of network-stream.el) makes resolution work
as expected (i.e. first IPv6, then v4 if no v6 address exists), but the
default of leaving out the :family parameter (or setting it to nil)
makes resolution IPv4-only, resulting in a 'Name or service not known'
error when trying to connect.

Perusing the source code of process.c, it seems to me that it *should*
do the right thing, when :family is nil, and I can't figure out why it's

I have installed Emacs from the binary packages provided by my
distribution (Arch linux).


In GNU Emacs 24.3.1 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.8.1)
 of 2013-04-29 on eric
Windowing system distributor `The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.11402000
Configured using:
 `configure '--prefix=/usr' '--sysconfdir=/etc' '--libexecdir=/usr/lib'
 '--localstatedir=/var' '--with-x-toolkit=gtk3' '--with-xft'
 'CFLAGS=-march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector

Important settings:
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: en_GB.UTF-8
  value of $LANG: da_DK.UTF-8
  locale-coding-system: utf-8-unix
  default enable-multibyte-characters: t

Major mode: ERC

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