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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 
>> leafnode.
>> 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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