Bug#178650: mozilla: Won't take an IPv6 link-local address as a valid proxy address

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at mamane.lu
Sat Apr 28 14:56:03 UTC 2007

On Sat, Apr 28, 2007 at 11:20:01AM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 09:19:23PM +0100, Lionel Elie Mamane <lionel at mamane.lu> wrote:
>> Package: mozilla
>> Version: 2:1.2.1-9
>> Severity: normal

>> Go to proxy settings. Put a link-local address literal (like
>> fe80::210:5aff:fe45:9b17%eth0) for http proxy. Mozilla thinks it is a
>> hostname to resolve, and not an address literal. Obviously, resolution
>> fails, and Mozilla says "www.debian.org could not be found. Please
>> check the name and try again", when trying the load
>> http://www.debian.org/ (for example).

>> Consequently, it is impossible to use a proxy listening over an IPv6
>> link-local address with Mozilla.

> Could you check if this still occurs with iceape from etch or
> unstable ?

It still occurs with iceape 1.1.1-2.


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