[Icecast-dev] hostname resolution in libshout

RJ Ryan rryan at mixxx.org
Tue Nov 18 09:02:34 PST 2014

Hm, I attempted to file a ticket but was rejected:

Submission rejected as potential spam

   - BotScout says this is spam (Y|MULTI|IP|0|MAIL|0|NAME|2)
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Maybe because I just registered?

On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 12:59 PM, Ralph Giles <giles at thaumas.net> wrote:

> On 2014-11-17 7:55 AM, RJ Ryan wrote:
> > They are requesting that libshout "fall back" on the ipv4 resolution of
> > the hostname if the ipv6 version fails to connect.
> Binding only ipv4 on an dual-stack server is a deployment bug, but
> libshout should fall back when running on a dual-stack client, as they
> say. Please do file a bug.
> I believe RFC 6555 describes the current best practice for this: clients
> should probe over both protocols when dns returns both ipv6 and ipv4
> addresses and use whichever to work around breakage like this (which can
> occur at intermediate routers as well as at servers).
> The http module in the opusfile library has an implementation of this if
> you want code to borrow.
>  -r
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