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bug#23606: 25.1.50; "localhost" vs. "127.0.0.1"


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#23606: 25.1.50; "localhost" vs. "127.0.0.1"
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 23:00:16 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Ken Brown <address@hidden> writes:

> The test echo-server-nowait in test/lisp/net/network-stream-tests.el
> fails on Cygwin, but it passes if I create the client process using
> "127.0.0.1" instead of "localhost":

If it doesn't work on Cygwin, then perhaps the test should just be
disabled there.

> -                                     :host "localhost"
> +                                     :host "127.0.0.1"

There's one test for "localhost" and one for "127.0.0.1", and the point
of those tests are to test whether name resolution works, and to test
that connecting with an IP address works.

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