[tbb-bugs] #25036 [Core Tor/Tor]: Tor 0.3.2 rejects connections to raw ipv6 addresses

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#25036: Tor 0.3.2 rejects connections to raw ipv6 addresses
 Reporter:  pastly                        |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                        |         Status:  new
 Priority:  High                          |      Milestone:  Tor:
                                          |  0.3.3.x-final
Component:  Core Tor/Tor                  |        Version:  Tor:
 Severity:  Normal                        |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  regression ipv6 032-backport  |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by dgoulet):

 Replying to [comment:16 arma]:
 > I think we should ignore the spec and do the right thing. The right
 thing is that if you get an address string that is usable as a destination
 address, you should use it.

 Usability, I agree and less hassle of broken apps opening tickets. Flip
 side, we let flourish an ecosystem of broken applications that uses SOCKS
 the wrong way and in this case, Tor Browser.

 But I won't argue more, I think TB knows what to do to do it right and
 "tor" can just be lenient with what format the address comes in (binary or

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/25036#comment:17>
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