Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2019 Archives by date, by thread · List index

Hi wget,

On Thu, 15 Aug 2019 at 17:45:09 +0200, William Gathoye wrote:
or is MirrorBrain smart enough to redirect connections established from
an IPv6 src address *ONLY* to IPv6 capable mirror servers ?

The server can't know whether v6-connected peer is dual-stack or not.
Right now it assumes it is, so might indeed redirect to a v4-only mirror.

MirrorBrain has a bug report about that (with some code) about this, but there is
little upstream development AFAICT.  I'm still looking at mirrorbits for
a candidate replacement.

Right now 66 of our 116 enabled mirrors have at least one AAAA record,
and the distribution varies between 40 and 60% between regions, so it
should be doable to exclude v4-only mirrors for v6-connected peers.
It's not always been the case.

However, my gut feeling is that most v6-connected peers are dual-stack,
and so far no one has reported this as a real issue.  Personally I think
it's more useful to do that for TLS connections (redirecting TLS-connected
client to https:// mirrors).  That's upstream issue #143 :-)  There are
still quite a few countries without any TLS-capable mirror though.


To unsubscribe e-mail to:
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
Privacy Policy:


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.