Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 843054
nsswitch doesn't implement getaddrinfo(), plugins cannot supply link-local IPv6 addresses with scope id
Last modified: 2016-02-04 11:55:16 EST
GLIBC's name service switch doesn't provide a way to override getaddressinfo()
which is the only function that supports IPv6 link-local addresses.
IPv6 link-local addresses don't work without the interface name (when
written as text) that then translates to scope id.
Adding an override for getaddressinfo is something that would have to happen upstream. As for the state of resolving ::1 style addresses, it's going to have to be reevaluated given the problems it's causing, it's on my list of things to reevaluate, but keeps getting preempted by burning issues. See 808148.
Just a sidenote that could help, FreeBSD is implementing this? How do we keep track of enhancement requests like this if they're closed UPSTREAM?
Best thing to do is open a report upstream.
You're in a better position to argue for what you need that I -- I'm really just a caretaker for glibc for RHEL/Fedora until we can someone with more domain specific knowledge and an interest in the code.
Upstream bug: http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=14413
Jeff, I need this to be tracked for Fedora features. I can assign it to myself if you wish so.
That fine. Assign it to yourself or Carlos (firstname.lastname@example.org). With Carlos officially on board, I'll be transferring my glibc responsibilities to him.
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