Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 180481
Use PR_GetAddrInfoByName instead of PR_GetIPNodeByName/PR_GetHostByAddr
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:37:24 EDT
PR_GetAddrInfoByName is the preferred method to get address information for an
IP address (IPv4 and IPv6) and to enumerate hostname lookups. We especially
need this for HP-UX to support IPv6, because the older functions are based on
the deprecated getipnodebyname function, which is broken in HP-UX B.11.11 (with
IPv6 patch applied). Instead of fixing PR_GetIPNodeByName for HP-UX B.11.11, we
should switch to the new PR_GetAddrInfoByName function.
We should replace all gethostbyname, PR_GetHostByName,
and PR_GetIPNodeByName calls with PR_GetAddrInfoByName
calls. PR_GetAddrInfoByName supports both IPv4 and
IPv6, so we can test the new code on IPv4 networks now.
(In fact, PR_GetAddrInfoByName is supposed to make the
code more oblivious of the protocol address family.)
This work doesn't need to wait until we have set up an
Was this already done as part of IPv6 enabling the server? If so, can someone
mark this as a duplicate?
Sorry, the subject of 206724 "Replacing PR_SetNetAddr with PRLDAP_SET_PORT for
IPv6 support" does not mention PR_GetAddrInfoByName, but the fix includes the
replacement, as well.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 206724 ***