[Varnish] #1200: On systems with INET6 disabled, c00005.vtc test fails

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Mon Oct 1 18:05:16 CEST 2012

#1200: On systems with INET6 disabled, c00005.vtc test fails
 Reporter:  mi           |       Owner:
     Type:  defect       |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:
Component:  varnishtest  |     Version:  3.0.3
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:  wontfix
 Keywords:               |

Comment (by mi):

 IPv6 is even less "part of today's Internet" than 64-bit servers, for
 example. Yet, the project -- rightfully -- makes an effort to properly
 work on 32-bit computers. A number of operating systems -- such as FreeBSD
 and various Linux distributions -- make IPv6-support optional, because
 supporting it adds non-trivial overhead, but remains just dead weight for
 millions of people. No consumer ISP (in the Northeastern United States, at
 least), for example, offer INET6 today, and it is not that common among
 hosting providers either.

 The problem is real and should not have been dismissed.

 With a fairly advanced scripting language such as VCL, it should not be
 hard to make the use of IPv6-style addresses optional -- depending on run-
 time detection... Being new to Varnish myself, I don't know, how to do
 this. But you, in all likelihood, can figure it out.

 Please, fix properly (r00832.vtc also needs the same change). Thank you!

Ticket URL: <https://www.varnish-cache.org/trac/ticket/1200#comment:3>
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