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Bug #12642

Net::HTTP populates host header incorrectly when using an IPv6 Address

Added by dcorbin (David Corbin) over 3 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Target version:
-
[ruby-core:76636]

Description

When sending a request, the client code adds a "Host" header. It does the by taking the given address, appending a colon, and then appending the port. This creates a fragment of a URL such as "google.com:80". However, when instead of "google.com", the address is an IPv6 address is given (such as 8383:3223::1333:DE12), simply appending a colon is not adequate. It yields 8383:3223::1333:DE12:80, which is hard to parse mess.

RFC3986 stipulates that the host should be surrounded by square brackets, which would have the Host header as: [8383:3223::1333:DE12]:80.


Files

ipv6_test.rb (1.17 KB) ipv6_test.rb test script andy (Andy Brody), 03/14/2017 11:04 PM

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