Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80074
squid doesn't support IPv6 at all
Last modified: 2014-08-31 19:24:25 EDT
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Description of problem:
Squid doesn't support downloading web pages from hosts that only have IPv6 addreses.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Set your browser up to use a squid proxy on RH 8.0 and go to
Actual Results: You get the 'Unable to determine IP address from host name'
page from squid.
Expected Results: The same result as if you go to http://www.omnifarious.org/
I also have squid set to use an upstream proxy. If either squid, or mozilla
could be changed to treat IPv6 only, and/or IPv6 capable hosts differenty with
regards to forwarding to a proxy, it would be a great help.
Of course it would be nice if RedHat stepped in and helped with this work 8)
Squid IPv6 support does not seem to be a first priority item in the upstream, so
I don't think RHL should be working on it.
(Tip: we use apache2 as a very simple proxy for this purpose, works just fine.)