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Re: strange problem with ip6

From: Christian Kratzer <ck-lists(at)cksoft(dot)de>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Andrew Sullivan <ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: strange problem with ip6
Date: 2007-05-18 07:23:14
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On Thu, 17 May 2007, Tom Lane wrote:

> Christian Kratzer <ck-lists(at)cksoft(dot)de> writes:
>> It's not that simple though.  The ipv6 stack will propably not allow
>> users to build sockets from addresses in link local scope from a
>> specific interface to a server bound to a global address, ::1, or
>> scoped to any other interface.  After all link local means exactly
>> this.
>> So if you have your postgres listening on ::1 you will not be
>> able to connect from your fe80::dead:beef%fxp0 address.
> But if you tell it to listen to *, won't it bind to everything in sight?


> In particular we know that this thread started because someone had a
> connection through a scoped address, so one way or another it's possible.

thats propably exactly how it happened.  I agree now that a workaround
is needed until the inet types supports scoped addresses.


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