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bug#17976: 24.3; url-retrieve-synchronously doesn't fallback to IPv4

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#17976: 24.3; url-retrieve-synchronously doesn't fallback to IPv4
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:06:37 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Juliusz Chroboczek <address@hidden> writes:

> My machine has both IPv6 and IPv4.  I'm accessing a server that has both
> IPv6 and IPv4, but whose web server listens on IPv4 only.  The web server
> is doing the right thing, sending RST upon IPv6 connection attempts.  Wget
> and telnet do the right thing, they fallback to IPv4:
>   $ telnet moule.informatique.univ-paris-diderot.fr 8080
>   Trying 2001:660:3301:8070::40...
>   Trying
>   Connected to moule.informatique.univ-paris-diderot.fr.
>   Escape character is '^]'.
> On the other hand, url-retrieve-synchronously returns an empty string.
> Tcpdump shows that it's never even trying IPv4:
>   (with-current-buffer
>     (url-retrieve-synchronously
>      "http://moule.informatique.univ-paris-diderot.fr:8080";)
>     (buffer-substring (point-min) (point-max)))
>   ""

I cannot reproduce that here.  Emacs is properly falling back to IPv4
and I get the expected contents from this command.


Andreas Schwab, SUSE Labs, address@hidden
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