gnutls-cli should handle network errors more gracefully

Mantas Mikulėnas grawity at
Mon Nov 26 20:54:12 CET 2012

On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 8:44 PM, Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos
<nmav at> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 10:10 PM, Mantas Mikulėnas <grawity at> wrote:
>>>> The expected result here is that `gnutls-cli` would keep trying other
>>>> addresses returned from getaddrinfo(), until at least one succeeds.
>>> I'm curious, how do other networking programs avoid this issue? Do they
>>> keep trying or do they provide an option to force IPv4 or 6?
>> The ones I just tested – `lftp`, `curl`, `nc-openbsd`, `mutt`, `ncat`,
>> `wget`, inetutils `telnet` and `ssh` – keep trying addresses until one
>> succeeds, or until the program runs out of addresses to try.
> Hello,
>  Could you try this patch and verify that it works in your use case?
> regards,
> Nikos

The patch doesn't change anything; `gnutls-cli` still exit(1)'s after
the first error and does not attempt other addresses. (Also,
`gnutls-cli` now only shows the hostname, while previously it used to
show the actual IP address it tried.)

Mantas Mikulėnas

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