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Bug 1062799 - oidentd does not listen for ipv6 connections by default
Summary: oidentd does not listen for ipv6 connections by default
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: oidentd
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Saou
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-02-08 03:06 UTC by Scott Shambarger
Modified: 2015-06-29 15:04 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-06-29 15:04:48 UTC

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Patch to fix ipv6 bind to only listen to ipv6 (deleted)
2014-02-08 03:06 UTC, Scott Shambarger
no flags Details | Diff

Description Scott Shambarger 2014-02-08 03:06:01 UTC
Created attachment 860797 [details]
Patch to fix ipv6 bind to only listen to ipv6

Description of problem:
oidentd listens only for ipv4 connections in the default install

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install and start oidentd
2. run lsof -i -n -P | grep oidentd

Actual results:
oidentd   27555   nobody    5u  IPv4  59638      0t0  TCP *:113 (LISTEN)

Expected results:
oidentd   27555   nobody    5u  IPv4  59638      0t0  TCP *:113 (LISTEN)
oidentd   27555   nobody    6u  IPv6  59639      0t0  TCP *:113 (LISTEN)

Additional info:
It appears that when oidentd tries to listen on the ipv6 address it receives a bind error (address already in use).  The problem is that the ipv6 bind attempts to also listen to ipv4, which has been previously bound by oidentd.

I've supplied a patch that will have the ipv6 bind only listen to ipv6, so that both binds complete.  The patch fixes the default install to correctly listen to both ipv4 and ipv6.

Comment 1 Scott Shambarger 2014-02-08 03:08:50 UTC
As an aside, my patch works without the workaround in Bug 727684 that breaks on ipv4 only systems.

Comment 2 bugfinder 2014-02-23 14:09:24 UTC
Thanks for the patch. Confirmed working.

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