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

From: Achim Gratz
Subject: bug#23606: 25.1.50; "localhost" vs. ""
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 19:20:23 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.94 (gnu/linux)

Ken Brown 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
> "" instead of "localhost":

This could be a case where it makes a difference if the IPv6 (::1) or
IPv4 address is returned (first) for localhost.  IIRC, Windows and
up-to-date Linux prefer IPv6 by default.  If so, it would likely be
better to fix the parts of the code that assumes return of IPv4
addresses only.

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