Bug 36118 - Build hosts don't work correctly over IPv6
Summary: Build hosts don't work correctly over IPv6
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: XMA ()
Version: 4.0.0 (C6)
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal enhancement
Target Milestone: 15.4
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-11-20 18:50 UTC by Jeremy Herbison
Modified: 2017-07-07 14:59 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Jeremy Herbison 2015-11-20 18:50:33 UTC
# Steps to reproduce
Try to add a build host using it's IPv6 address (I am using 2001:470:e8e1::1:67bc)

# Expected behavior
Build host connects and functions

# Actual behavior
Build host connects fine, prompting for a user name and password. However, a strange IPv4-style address ( for my example) is listed in brackets. Starting a debug session actually works fine! Unfortunately trying to actually build the project generates dozens of messages like this:

           a socket operation was attempted to an unreachable network

# Supplemental info (logs, images, videos)
I'm trying to do development remotely using a DirectAccess connection, which is an IPv6 technology.

# Test environment (full version information)
Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit, Visual Studio 2015, Xamarin, OSX 10.11.1, XCode 7.1.1
Comment 1 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2015-11-20 20:40:00 UTC
Just for a tiny bit of cross-referencing, a corresponding forum thread is here:

From the "still doesn't work" in the title of the forum thread I believe this is technically an enhancement request to add support for IPv6 addresses (since it sounds like the old build host didn't support them either). So if necessary for bookkeeping, I think it would be technically accurate to change the severity to "enhancement."
Comment 3 Saurabh 2016-01-08 07:10:16 UTC
As per comment#1 and comment#2, changing the status to CONFIRMED for enhancement