[Mageia-sysadm] geoip and IPv6

Pascal Terjan pterjan at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 00:42:42 CET 2012

On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 23:03, Pascal Terjan <pterjan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 19:29, Romain d'Alverny <rdalverny at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> pterjan gently installed/activated php-geoip on www for our download
>> pages, so I can use geoip_* functions. So far, I used to rely on
>> MaxMind specific library in PHP.
>> However, it looks like it's completely lost with IPv6 clients (and the
>> library I used before was certainly as well, I'm just considering the
>> problem with a fresh eye here).
> The version in 1 did not have ipv6 data, I added it few months ago.
> As cauldron has a new version (1.4.8) I will check if it is safe to
> backport it to infra

1.4.8 improves ipv6 supports and fixes a security pb (Fix possible
directory traversal weakness in geoipupdate-pureperl.pl with malicious
update server), nothing too risky and no api breakage so I'm
submitting it to infra.

>> Consequence: it doesn't break our downloads, however, from the Web
>> site, our IPv6 visitors are redirected to a completely random server
>> to download our software. IPv4 are still redirected to their "closest"
>> mirror.

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