Nearly every time I use the OpenSSL command line tools I get angry. It’s 2012 and OpenSSL’s s_client still doesn’t work with IPv6. Every time, I go to the Debian bugtracker first. Every time, I see http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=589520 and apply that patch.

I’ve been doing that so often, that I had enough of it and went to the OpenSSL request tracker: http://rt.openssl.org/index.html?q=ipv6 (user/pass: guest/guest). Turns out they actually have several patches lying around for that. The oldest one is 5 years old!

I cannot understand how the OpenSSL developers fail to merge several working patches for an issue which is obviously important enough for several people to come up with various patches for 5 YEARS! :-(
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