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IP6 Problem?

David E. Ross-3
Is it possible that the fix for bug #68796 was never ported to the
Mail-News Core?  Or did that fix create a new problem?

I was having a problem connecting to the NNTP server news.albasani.net.
After a prolonged delay, I would get the error popup that would say> A
News (NNTP) error occurred: Cannot connect to NNTP server
> 2a01:4f8:120:9382::175 (2a01:4f8:120:9382::175:119), connect error
> 10060This was not a persistant problem but a frequent one.

When I contacted the administrator of news.albasani.net, I was adviced
to set the preference variable network.dns.disableIPv6 to "True", to
disable the use of IP6.  That resolved the problem for me.  Note that I
did this setting only for Thunderbird, not for my browser (SeaMonkey,
which I do not use of newsgroups).

The explaination of network.dns.disableIPv6 at
<http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config_entries#Network.> says:>
Determines whether to perform IPv6 name lookups (see bug 68796)
> True (default in OS X): Do not perform lookups
> False (default in all others): Opposite of the above
See <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=68796>.


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