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Re: [libvirt] [Qemu-devel] NBD drives with literal IPv6 addresses or hostnames starting with a digit



On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 01:38:51PM +0200, Ján Tomko wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> since qemu's commit v1.4.0-736-gf17c90b [1]:
>     nbd: Keep hostname and port separate
> 
> * literal IPv6 addresses no longer work in nbd URIs, because getaddrinfo is
> called with the surrounding brackets:
> $ qemu-system-x86_64 -drive file=nbd://[::1]:1234/quack
> qemu-system-x86_64: -drive file=nbd://[::1]:1234/quack: address resolution
> failed for [::1]:1234: Name or service not known
> 
> * hostnames starting with a digit now work in nbd URIs.
> Before that, or with the non-URI syntax, they fail because inet_parse assumes
> them to be literal IPv4 addresses:
> $ qemu-system-x86_64 -drive file=nbd:123flour:1234:exportname=gashunk
> qemu-system-x86_64: -drive file=nbd:123flour:1234:exportname=gashunk: error
> parsing IPv4 address '123flour:1234'
> 
> 
> In libvirt, we use the URI format on the command line only if the host
> contains ':', so hostnames starting with a digit still don't work.
> 
> Migration with NBD and a literal IPv6 address doesn't work either, but that's
> purely libvirt's fault, as we don't escape it with brackets. I've just posted
> a patch for that. [2]
> 
> Jan
> 
> [1] http://git.qemu.org/?p=qemu.git;a=commitdiff;h=f17c90b
> [2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2013-May/msg02022.html

CCing Kevin who authored v1.4.0-736-gf17c90b.

Stefan


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