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Re: aptitude/apt-get hangs during update (plus) on IPv6

On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 03:50:48PM CEST, "Jeffrey B. Green" <jeff@kikisoso.org> said:
> Hi,
> I'm seeing if there is an alternate answer here before filing a bug. (I
> believe) All of the servers here that have IPv6 configured hang while
> attempting an update on security.debian.org. If I turn off IPv6 by
> deconfiguring the IPv6 address, then the update goes through fine.
> When I check with tcpdump to be sure the firewall isn't the culprit, I
> find that all of the packets that reach the firewall also make it to the
> server and a conversation of 20-22 packets occurs (20 on one server, 22
> on a different one). [If anyone wants to provide me with a state
> transition diagram, or even a description, for the protocol aptitude
> follows in doing the update, then I'd be happy to track down where
> exactly in the process it hangs.] I can go back and forth with enabling
> and disabling IPv6, and IPv4 always seems to work (just tried it with
> one server).
> Sooooo, if anyone knows what going on here or whether this looks like
> an official bug, then let me know.
> thanks,
> -jeff

It might be a routing/firewall problem on IPv6 the way between you and
security.debian.org, since it works for me.

Do you succeed in browsing http://security.debian.org with IPv6 activated ?

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