Description of problem:
It seems that the package glibc-2.2.93-5.i386.rpm shipped with redhat-8.0,
has no ipv6 support.
Looking at strace result on lines 121-131 it simply tries to do a ipv4
query to the default nameserver (resolv.conf has only an ipv6 only server).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.ping6 www.kame.net (e.g)
Created attachment 90517 [details]
'strace ping6 www.kame.net' result
There is no way to compile glibc without IPv6 so this is definitely not the reason.
From your strace output it seems there is a problem with the DNS server.
Reading the results produces problems.
Anyway, I assume ping6 uses getaddrinfo. getaddrinfo has been changed
significantly for RHL9. Please try RHL9 and let us know.
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