[pkg-lighttpd] Bug#473510: lighttpd: default enabling of ipv6 breaks other default config settings
xl269 at cam.ac.uk
Mon Mar 31 03:17:21 UTC 2008
The default debian configuration settings (and the one which is "intuitive") has the following code snippet:
$HTTP["remoteip"] == "127.0.0.1"
This occurs in /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf, /etc/lighttpd/conf-available/10-cgi.conf, and probably other modules
(which I haven't installed) too.
In the most recent version (1.4.19) the default Debian configuration is to enable IPv6 by default. This BREAKS
the above configuration, because 127.0.0.1 is not a valid IPv6 address; ::ffff:127.0.0.1 is the corresponding
The bug can be easily fixed by replacing the above code snippet, in all the cases where it occurs, with one of
$HTTP["remoteip"] == "::ffff:127.0.0.1"
$HTTP["remoteip"] =~ "127.0.0.1"
The first one is more strict and more "correct". However the second one allows easy disabling/enabling of IPv6,
and is also more intuitive / newbie-friendly, because 127.0.0.1 is what everyone is used to.
In either case, comments next to the code explaining why ' == "127.0.0.1" ' doesn't work, would help to wrap
up any confusion that people might have.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages lighttpd depends on:
ii libattr1 1:2.4.41-1 Extended attribute shared library
ii libbz2-1.0 1.0.5-0.1 high-quality block-sorting file co
ii libc6 2.7-6 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii libgamin0 [libfam0] 0.1.9-2 Client library for the gamin file
ii libldap-2.4-2 2.4.7-6.1 OpenLDAP libraries
ii libpcre3 7.4-1+lenny1 Perl 5 Compatible Regular Expressi
ii libssl0.9.8 0.9.8g-8 SSL shared libraries
ii libterm-readline-perl- 1.0302-1 Perl implementation of Readline li
ii lsb-base 3.1-24 Linux Standard Base 3.1 init scrip
ii mime-support 3.40-1.1 MIME files 'mime.types' & 'mailcap
ii zlib1g 1:18.104.22.168.dfsg-11 compression library - runtime
lighttpd recommends no packages.
-- no debconf information
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