[PATCH] examples/nginx.conf: add ipv6only comment

Eric Wong normalperson at yhbt.net
Mon Jun 6 22:28:28 EDT 2011


IPv4 addresses started looking very ugly the first time I got
IPv6 working on bogomips.org.  In case somebody else can't stand
how IPv4-mapped-IPv6 addresses look, the workaround is to use
two listeners and ensure the IPv6 one is ipv6only.

Unicorn itself supports IPv6, too, but nobody uses/needs it.
I'll add :ipv6only support shortly (probably tomorrow).

>From 32b340b88915ec945ebdbfa11b7da242860a6f44 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Eric Wong <normalperson at yhbt.net>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 19:15:36 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] examples/nginx.conf: add ipv6only comment

IPv4-mapped-IPv6 addresses are fugly.
---
 examples/nginx.conf |    8 ++++++++
 1 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/examples/nginx.conf b/examples/nginx.conf
index 9f245c8..368e19e 100644
--- a/examples/nginx.conf
+++ b/examples/nginx.conf
@@ -87,6 +87,14 @@ http {
     # listen 80 default deferred; # for Linux
     # listen 80 default accept_filter=httpready; # for FreeBSD
 
+    # If you have IPv6, you'll likely want to have two separate listeners.
+    # One on IPv4 only (the default), and another on IPv6 only instead
+    # of a single dual-stack listener.  A dual-stack listener will make
+    # $remote_addr will make IPv4 addresses ugly (e.g ":ffff:10.0.0.1"
+    # instead of just "10.0.0.1") and potentially trigger bugs in
+    # some software.
+    # listen [::]:80 ipv6only=on; # deferred or accept_filter recommended
+
     client_max_body_size 4G;
     server_name _;
 
-- 
Eric Wong


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