Bug 962462 - firefox doesn't recognize ipv6 link-local addresses
firefox doesn't recognize ipv6 link-local addresses
Status: NEW
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
6.4
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unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Jan Horak
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Reported: 2013-05-13 10:40 EDT by David Jaša
Modified: 2017-09-14 08:02 EDT (History)
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Description David Jaša 2013-05-13 10:40:16 EDT
Description of problem:
firefox doesn't recognize ipv6 link-local addresses

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
firefox-17.0.2-3.el6_3.x86_64

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. set up a http server listening on ipv6 on the same network segment (or the same host)
2. note the ipv6 link-local address where the http server listens
3. verify that the server listens with nmap: 
nmap -p80 fe80::link:local:addr%device
(address such as fe80::200:ff:fe00:0%br0; port should be open)
4. type the address to the firefox address bar in brackets [], with or without http:// :
http://[fe80::link:local:addr%device]/
[fe80::link:local:addr%device]

Actual results:
firefox googles the string in the address bar

Expected results:
firefox should connect to the specified address

Additional info:
global IPv6 addresses (without the device name) work correctly
Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2013-10-13 23:35:19 EDT
This request was not resolved in time for the current release.
Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to
propose this request, if still desired, for consideration in
the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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