An odd IPv6 application issue

Francois Tigeot ftigeot at
Sat Dec 11 22:18:12 CET 2010

On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 12:42:32PM -0800, George Bonser wrote:
> > 
> > This sounds like an operating system bug — mapped addresses are never
> > supposed to be seen on the wire. What operating system is this?
> Actually, I wonder if /proc/sys/net/ipv6/bindv6only might be of some help here.

There's a long standing bug/feature with the jdk and bindv6only:

The end result is, with an operating system which uses bindv6only=1, you
can only use IPv4 *or* IPv6, not both.

bindv6only=1 is the default on all BSD systems and at least recent versions
of Debian.

Francois Tigeot

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