[Catalyst] test server running off of ipv6?

marcus baker marcus.baker at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 20:48:04 GMT 2008

>> I'm running off of a linode ubuntu image, ipv6 is compiled into the kernel.
>> When running my app_server.pl, it's binding to ipv4.  Via netstat -ntl:
>> tcp        0      0  *               LISTEN
>> >From reading around it seems like there's some situation where linux
>> machines can't listen to ipv4 and ipv6 at the same time.  Again, it seems
>> that ipv6 support is compiled in so I can't disable it via the modprobe
>> aliases and would rather not bother recompiling (although it looks like I
>> may have to).
>> I'm wondering if there's been any attempt to get the test server going on
>> ipv6?  I attempted altering Catalyst::Engine::HTTP to use IO::Socket::INET6
>> instead of IO::Socket::INET, seemed to get it listening a bit but then it
>> seemed like there were other pieces of code that also need to be updated to
>> work on ipv6 and didn't want to get to far into it without seeing if
>> progress had been made elsewhere.
>I don't know of any work in that direction but I'm sure we'd love to see
>somebody give it a go - consider starting a thread on catalyst-dev about
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Thanks for getting back to me -- actually, as usual this turned out to
be one of a number of problems that seem to only pop up when running
on a 64bit os - I dropped back down to 32bit Ubuntu, and the ipv6 is
still compiled, in however everything works fine now.


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