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Re: IPv6 URL support in SVN? v1.8.4 works with IPv4, not with IPv6

From: Dave Huang <khym_at_azeotrope.org>
Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2013 14:00:02 -0500

On Nov 2, 2013, at 12:48, darx_at_sent.com wrote:

> With my resolvers set to IPv6
> cat /etc/resolv.conf
> nameserver 2600:3c01::2
> nameserver 2600:3c01::3
> options rotate

> in short, 'everything' IPv6 works here ... except for subversion,

FWIW, changing your nameservers is unrelated to whether a site will be accessed over IPv4 or IPv6--it only affects whether the *nameserver* will be accessed over IPv4 or IPv6. Lookups will still return AAAA records even if all of your nameservers are IPv4.

In any case, I can access a SVN repos over HTTP to an IPv6 address using TortoiseSVN 1.7.x and 1.8.x, but I only have IPv4 nameservers. From the error message you're getting, it looks like svn is having trouble resolving www.nlnetlabs.nl when your nameservers are IPv6. However, when your nameservers are IPv4, I suspect svn will still connect to www.nlnetlabs.nl over IPv6. You can use tcpdump to confirm, or if you have access to them, look at the logs on www.nlnetlabs.nl.

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Received on 2013-11-02 20:00:49 CET

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