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0002799unrealircdpublic2013-08-07 09:02
Reportersyzop Assigned Tosyzop  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
PlatformALLOSTested on *NIXOS VersionALL
Product Version3.2.4 
Fixed in Version3.2.10.2 
Summary0002799: Odd link binding behavior
DescriptionOk, this is just odd. If your link::bind-ip is set to "*" then unreal will bind to the ip of your last listen line.
So, basically if you have:

and a link block like
link somehost
  bind-ip *;

then your linkblock will fail, with a weird error "invalid argument".

interim solution:
- specify the ip to bind to (eg: in link::bind-ip
- change the order of the listen lines

Suggested behavior:
Do not bind at all if bind-ip is set to "*". But do note that some people might depend on it and will have to update their link::bind-ip's which previously was on "*"... bleh...
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3rd party modules



2007-06-22 12:57

reporter   ~0014409

ooooooooo... So hard to reproduce why I get "invalid argument" on /connect server ... Only on one server in my network.
+1 - this is a bug, I'm going to fix in my server. :]


2007-07-17 17:13

reporter   ~0014512

+1 for now - remake config file, restart ircd - no error "invalid argument" and remote connects works fine.
3.2.7 for now.


2013-07-25 02:05

reporter   ~0017723

uhm, yeah +1 bug. This also happens if your last listen block is IPv6.


2013-08-07 09:02

administrator   ~0017740

Oh, this was resolved a few months ago, but this bug wasnt closed:

[2013-05-10] Bram Matthys <> (a033da33a60e):
- Fix strange issue where linking didn't work because UnrealIRCd would
bind to (for example) the loopback interface before connecting to the
remote server.
In addition to that, we now don't bind() at all when bind-ip is not
present or is set to "*".

katsklaw: if there's still any issue with current devel repository, let us know!

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2006-02-05 16:51 syzop New Issue
2007-04-27 04:25 stskeeps Status new => feedback
2007-06-22 05:17 stskeeps View Status private => public
2007-06-22 05:17 stskeeps Summary [internal report] Odd link binding behavior => Odd link binding behavior
2007-06-22 12:57 Bock Note Added: 0014409
2007-07-17 17:13 Bock Note Added: 0014512
2013-07-25 02:05 katsklaw Note Added: 0017723
2013-08-07 09:02 syzop Note Added: 0017740
2013-08-07 09:02 syzop Status feedback => resolved
2013-08-07 09:02 syzop Fixed in Version =>
2013-08-07 09:02 syzop Resolution open => fixed
2013-08-07 09:02 syzop Assigned To => syzop
2014-03-14 01:14 peterkingalexander Issue cloned: 0004293