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Bug 584360

Summary: dev-libs/openssl: Compatibility with [bracketed] IPv6 addresses as a -connect parameter
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Matthias Waechter <matthias>
Component: [OLD] LibraryAssignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages <base-system>
Status: UNCONFIRMED ---    
Severity: normal Keywords: PATCH
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Attachments: patch for supporting [bracketed] IPv6 address as -connect parameter to openssl

Description Matthias Waechter 2016-05-27 19:12:06 UTC
Created attachment 435576 [details, diff]
patch for supporting [bracketed] IPv6 address as -connect parameter to openssl

Hello there,

Seems that Gentoo developers did a great job in teaching OpenSSL builds to support literal IPv6 addresses, specified as the -connect parameter. The following works flawlessly right now:

$ openssl s_client -connect ::1:443

However, other distributions like Fedora (only) support the bracketed form of the IPv6 address, like in URLs, and so some scripts like testssl.sh expect the bracketed IPv6 address to work. However, Gentoo builds don’t support it. The following gives an error:

$ openssl s_client -connect [::1]:443

The attached patch should be an easy fix for that. It is expected to be applied after the openssl-1.0.2-ipv6.patch.

Please consider adding this patch.

Thank you,
– Matthias