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[leafnode-list] Re: error message question
On Mon, 24 May 2010, Matthias Andree wrote:
> Am 23.05.2010, 17:13 Uhr, schrieb Theodore Heise:
>>> connecting to news.eternal-september.org:nntp: cannot create
>>> socket: Address family not supported by protocol
>> Well, it turns out there probably is some relationship to
>> Short answer is that ES had some DNS changes and my firewall was
>> blocking connections, and I think that was causing leafnode to
>> try an IPv6 address returned by DNS. My kernel isn't set up for
>> IPv6, so the attempts were barfing.
> Sounds plausible. Leafnode will try all addresses it gets from
> the upstream. You can run leafnode-2's configure script with
> --disable-IPv6 option to avoid that.
Thanks, Matthias. I'm not too keen on recompiling and it's working
fine now that I have the firewall opened for the proper IPs, but I
will keep this mind if I run into trouble again.
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