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Make nodejs/npm work on IPv6 only hosts

Added by Nico Schottelius about 2 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

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New
Priority:
Normal
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-
Target version:
-
Start date:
08/16/2019
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Description

Description

The following error occurs when trying to install a package:

nodejshost:~$ npm install node-red
npm ERR! code ENETUNREACH
npm ERR! errno ENETUNREACH
npm ERR! request to https://registry.npmjs.org/nodered failed, reason: connect ENETUNREACH 104.16.21.35:443 - Local (0.0.0.0:0)

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     /home/app/.npm/_logs/2019-08-16T08_41_18_332Z-debug.log
nodejshost:~$

The host that has access to the IPv4 Internet via DNS64/NAT64. So if npm install would try resolve by both IPv4 (AAAA) and IPv4 (A) DNS entries, then the installation would succeed.

Offer

If anyone is interested in fixing this, I offer 200 CHF in cash for the one who

  • Finds the source of the problem (it's somewhere in a github issue, I have seen it some time ago)
  • Fix it so that IPv6 and IPv4 are treated equally (i.e. happy eyeballs or similar algorithm)
    • Resolve both AAAA and A at the same time
    • Try first available host
    • Do not implement do-one-after-another: this breaks either IPv4 or IPv6 users
  • Submits a patch upstream and gets it merged
  • Can show that "npm install ..." on an IPv6 only host with NAT64 works (I provide a test VM for this)
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Updated by Nico Schottelius about 2 years ago

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