Compiling and using inet6-apps-0.36

Zemial (
Wed, 10 Mar 1999 01:28:31 +0100 (MET)

I use a redhat 5.2 system, with a glibc 2.1, egcs-1.1.1, and kernel 2.2.3

I decided to get some trouble so i tried to compile IPv6 support :)
No problem during the kernel compilation
No problem during the making of the net-tools 1.50..
No problem as i was compiling and installing inet6-apps 0.36
(only a minor problem of "not found" #includes in the inetd sources)

but when i try to ping something on my network i get some strange error
# ping ::1
ping: ::1: name or service is not known
# ping
ping: name or service is not known
# ping localhost
PING localhost ( 56 data bytes

Sure the last works as it is directly "passed through" the function
without any "getaddrinfo" calculus.
But i can't understand why the two first are not accepted.
A bug in the getaddinfo.c or getnameinfo.c in this package?

thanks in advance.

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