[syslog-ng] IPv6 Link local address use with syslog-ng

Balazs Scheidler bazsi at balabit.hu
Thu Nov 22 10:30:03 CET 2007

Thanks for the detailed information. The reward is a patch that fixes
the issue for me:

diff --git a/src/afinet.c b/src/afinet.c
index 40dc5b9..05dbe62 100644
--- a/src/afinet.c
+++ b/src/afinet.c
@@ -92,7 +92,7 @@ afinet_resolve_name(GSockAddr *addr, gchar *name)
             case AF_INET6:
-              g_sockaddr_inet6_set_address(addr, &((struct sockaddr_in6 *) res->ai_addr)->sin6_addr);
+              *g_sockaddr_inet6_get_sa(addr) = *((struct sockaddr_in6 *) res->ai_addr);

This makes syslog-ng support the same '%eth0' syntax that all the other 
tools know.

Slowly I might gather enough knowledge about IPv6 to actually try 
to deploy it on our local network.  :)

On Tue, 2007-11-20 at 10:48 -0500, Philip Bellino wrote:
> Bazsi,
> On the Linux Redhat 4.1.0-3 Fedora Core 6 from CDs at my
> disposal, you can edit the "/etc/xinetd.d/telnet" file and change
> "flags" from IPv4 to IPv6. Note: You will still have IPv4 connectivity.
> telnet fe80::zzzz:zzzz:zzzz:zzzz%interface_name - interface_name on most
> Linux is "eth0"


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