Description of problem:
Jwhois is unusable with IPv4 only connections on RHEL 5.0/5.0.x/5.1/5.1.x when
having to query e.g. whois.ripe.net.
[root@tux ~]# whois 126.96.36.199
[Unable to connect to remote host]
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Everytime, see above.
There's a working patch for Fedora available which should be backported to RHEL.
Further information as well as a backtrace for this are in bug #415481 and bug
#394251. The problem is the exactly same in RHEL and Fedora, when I compared the
Working jwhois for whois.ripe.net when having IPv6 only connection. The problem
comes up, because whois.ripe.net has IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and the IPv6 comes
before IPv4 normally.
This issue has NOT been solved for RHEL 5.3 - jwhois is still unusable with
IPv4 only connections on RHEL 5.x. Will we get this solved?
I've cross-filed this issue as Service Request 2041338.
*** Bug 625881 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
We discovered another issue during testing, it has same symptoms as in bug #624608. We have a fix, which seems to work fine. Because it modifies original patch (from bug #415481 and bug #394251), I'd like to ask you to test whether it still fixes the problem reported here.
Scratch build can be obtained here:
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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