Bug 80074 - squid doesn't support IPv6 at all
squid doesn't support IPv6 at all
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: squid (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jay Fenlason
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Reported: 2002-12-19 11:49 EST by Eric Hopper
Modified: 2014-08-31 19:24 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-22 06:54:38 EDT
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Description Eric Hopper 2002-12-19 11:49:13 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2) Gecko/20021202

Description of problem:
Squid doesn't support downloading web pages from hosts that only have IPv6 addreses.

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How reproducible:

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/

Additional info:

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.
Comment 1 Reuben Farrelly 2002-12-25 20:18:00 EST

Of course it would be nice if RedHat stepped in and helped with this work 8)
Comment 2 Pekka Savola 2003-07-22 06:54:38 EDT
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.)

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