[debian-mysql] Bug#721487: mysql-server: standard mysql server installation does not listen on tcp6 protocol

Adrian Immanuel Kiess adrian at kiess.at
Sun Sep 1 09:06:45 UTC 2013

Package: mysql-server
Version: 5.5.31+dfsg-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?
     Trying to connect to mysql via perl script using DBI interface
   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
     Executing the perl script
   * What was the outcome of this action?
     No database connection
   * What outcome did you expect instead?
     Database connection :-)

my default installtion of mysql does not listen via IPv6 protocol for
connections, only via IPv4 protocol.

Here is the output of netstat:

root at g6 (~) % netstat --inet --listen -p -n | grep mysql
tcp        0      0*               LISTEN
root at g6 (~) % netstat --inet6 --listen -p -n | grep mysql
(no output given)

Would it be possible to make mysql listen on IPv6 with a special configuration
option (I don't know) or is it a bug? I was not not able to find the option in
the default configuration files.


Adrian Immanuel KIESS

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.10-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages mysql-server depends on:
ii  mysql-server-5.5  5.5.31+dfsg-1

mysql-server recommends no packages.

mysql-server suggests no packages.

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