Bug 453054 - 1.1.1-1.fc10 listens only on IPv6 interfaces
Summary: 1.1.1-1.fc10 listens only on IPv6 interfaces
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dovecot
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Horák
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-26 23:08 UTC by Kenneth Porter
Modified: 2008-06-27 17:36 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-27 07:51:33 UTC
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Description Kenneth Porter 2008-06-26 23:08:32 UTC
The SRPM patch dovecot-1.1-default-settings.patch changes the default interface
list from "*" to "[::]" which causes dovecot to listen only on all IPv6
interfaces instead of on all IPv4 interfaces. The comments in the configuration
file suggest using "*, [::]" to listen to both. What is the desired policy? I
was expecting at least IPv4 service to work without customization. (I'm
upgrading a CentOS 5 system.)

Comment 1 John Poelstra 2008-06-27 03:07:36 UTC

Comment 2 Dan Horák 2008-06-27 05:28:26 UTC
The default "listen" setting is consistent with this setting in the 1.0.x series
in F-9 and earlier. It used the "[::] listens in on all IPv6 intefaces, but may
 also listen on all IPV4 interfaces depending on the OS" clause. So now I need
to check what has changed, whether the listen code in dovecot 1.1 (vs, the
1.0.x) or newer glibc is the cause or ...

Comment 3 Dan Horák 2008-06-27 07:51:33 UTC
default settings are updated, koji build at

Comment 4 Kenneth Porter 2008-06-27 17:36:47 UTC
Dovecot changeset that resulted in the issue:


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