[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#519316: swat: "listens on tcp6 when inetutils-inetd is installed"

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Thu Mar 12 06:27:49 UTC 2009

reassign 519316 inetutils-inetd

On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 03:18:18PM -0500, Dale wrote:
> Package: swat
> Version: 2:3.2.5-4
> Severity: grave
> Justification: renders package unusable

> I have several squeeze systems, but only one on which swat was unusable.
> Netstat indicated that that swat was listening on tcp6 901 instead of tcp
> 901. Looking for differences, I noticed that the broken system had
> inetutils-inetd installed instead of openbsd-inetd. Installing
> openbsd-inetd on the broken system made swat usable again.

Not a bug in swat.  Swat uses the standard, documented arguments to
update-inetd; if inetutils-inetd is interpreting this in a way that it only
binds to IPv6 interfaces and not IPv4 interfaces, that's an inetutils-inetd

I can reproduce the failure mode here, but I don't see from an strace what
inetutils-inetd is doing wrong; it seems to be doing the same sort of
socket() and bind() calls as other services that do work with ipv6.

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