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Re: a small patch for hostip6.c

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2011 22:36:42 +0200 (CEST)

On Sat, 15 Oct 2011, Yang Tse wrote:

> I don't remember if the reason for not doing so was that some stacks failed
> later on when addressing '::1' or something. Maybe someone has more fresh
> info about this.

I think I let it remain like that as I've kind of assumed that A) a sensible
libc implementation would never cause an actual DNS resolve of such an address
anyway since we don't ask for a canonical name and B) there could be other
magic involved that would allow a function to be clever and return info we
don't have. Not that I can think of any particular right now...

Andy, are you saying that your test target makes an actual DNS resolve of an
IP-only string? And if so, what exactly does it try to resolve and what is the

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