Bug#164768: libc: IPv6 still not correct.
> On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 09:50:10PM +0100, Matthew Vernon wrote:
> > [Please preserve the X-Debbugs-CC line]
> > Ben Collins writes:
> > > And as I've said in the past numerous times. The fact that every other
> > > IPv6 using program (including apache, bind, telnet, etc.) get this
> > > right, and sshd doesn't, isn't libc's fault.
> > >
> > > I've pushed this over to sshd, and we wont accept the error here.
> > ssh is using getpeername() in accordance with the manual. The
> > structure that getpeername() returns is causing gatenameinfo() to
> > barf. That seems to me to be unambiguously a bug.
> Only because kernel 2.2 is broken, not becuase glibc is. The reason is
> because kernel 2.2 uses an old obsolete api.
Firstly - this is not a bug in sshd - sshd is interacting with libc's
API in good faith.
Secondly - it is the job of libc to ensure that the APIs it exposes
function correctly. If the IPv6 code in 2.2 is incompatible with
these APIs then libc should not be attempting to provide IPv6 on
systems with a 2.2 kernel, rather than functioning outside of the APIs
that it claims to implement.