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bug #37127: IPv6 addresses do not support zone ids (RFC 4007)

Submitter:  Mike Frysinger <vapier>
Submitted:  Fri 17 Aug 2012 03:55:11 AM UTC
Category:  User Interface Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  None Operating System:  None
Reproducibility:  Every Time Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  None Regression:  No
Work Required:  None Patch Included:  None
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Fri 17 Aug 2012 03:55:11 AM UTC, original submission:  

since IPv6 link local addresses can show up on multiple interfaces, you have to be able to select which interface to use.  RFC 4007 describes the zone id syntax which is simply:

indeed, url.c:url_parse() makes no mention of this component.

the issue would be mitigated if wget had an --interface option akin to curl's, but alas, it does not.  --bind-address is not sufficient as you could have the same IPv6 address on multiple interfaces.

Mike Frysinger <vapier>


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