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RE: daemon: socket() failed errno=97 (Address family not supported)

For the most part, it doesn't mean much of anything. Most networks in use today are using IPv4, so
the lack of IPv6 support on your machine is irrelevant. If you are already able to connect to all the machines
and services that you need, then clearly the lack of IPv6 on your machine has no impact on you.
Now, if some site admin comes along and tells you that everyone must switch to IPv6, you will need to
reconfigure your kernel to turn on that support. But until that happens, ignore it.

  -- Howard Chu
  Chief Architect, Symas Corp.       Director, Highland Sun
  http://www.symas.com               http://highlandsun.com/hyc
  Symas: Premier OpenSource Development and Support

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org [mailto:owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org]On Behalf Of Leila Lappin
Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2002 11:32 PM
To: OpenLDAP-software@OpenLDAP.org
Subject: daemon: socket() failed errno=97 (Address family not supported)

There can't be a message scarier than this for a non-sys-admin (type) application developer who's just getting started with Linux (Redhat 7.2) and everything ssl and ldap related.  I checked http://www.openldap.org/faq/data/cache/652.html and it tells me the operating system kernel was not configured to support IPv6.   Could someone please enlighten me what this means so I can talk to the person who set up my system to get this worked out?
I thank people with advice very much in advance.