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Title: socket module missing IPPROTO_IPV6, IPPROTO_IPV4
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: Library (Lib), Windows Versions: Python 3.4, Python 3.5
Status: closed Resolution: out of date
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: loewis Nosy List: BreamoreBoy, Steven.Hayter, berker.peksag, brian.curtin, christian.heimes, eric.araujo, georg.brandl, giampaolo.rodola, gregory.p.smith, jaraco, loewis, mhils, rhettinger, vstinner
Priority: high Keywords:

Created on 2009-09-16 23:18 by jaraco, last changed 2022-04-11 14:56 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (20)
msg92730 - (view) Author: Jason R. Coombs (jaraco) * (Python committer) Date: 2009-09-16 23:18
It appears that somewhere between Python 2.5 and Python 2.6, some socket
constants were lost in Windows builds.

Python 2.6.2 (r262:71605, Apr 14 2009, 22:46:50) [MSC v.1500 64 bit
(AMD64)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import socket; socket.IPPROTO_IPV6
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'IPPROTO_IPV6'

Confirmed this problem on 32-bit builds and Python 3.1.1 also. I suspect
the compiler upgrade influenced this behavior.

Let me know if I can help track down the issue.
msg92731 - (view) Author: Jason R. Coombs (jaraco) * (Python committer) Date: 2009-09-16 23:21
This comment from the MSDN docs may be relevant:

On the Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) released for
Windows Vista and later, the organization of header files has changed
and IPPROTO_IPV6 level is defined in the Ws2def.h header file which is
automatically included in the Winsock2.h header file. The IPPROTO_IPV6
socket options are defined in the Ws2ipdef.h header file which is
automatically included in the Ws2tcpip.h header file. The Ws2def.h and
Ws2ipdef.h header files should never be used directly.
msg92735 - (view) Author: Jason R. Coombs (jaraco) * (Python committer) Date: 2009-09-17 00:09
I think I found the problem.

It appears Python is compiled with 

#define _WIN32_WINNT 0x0500

But IPPROTO_IPV6 (and other constants) are only defined

#if(_WIN32_WINNT >= 0x0501)

What's the proper fix for this issue?
msg92736 - (view) Author: Jason R. Coombs (jaraco) * (Python committer) Date: 2009-09-17 00:15
I think a suitable test case for this issue is:

if hasattr(sys, 'getwindowsversion'):
  if sys.getwindowsversion() >= (5,1):
    assert hasattr(socket, 'IPPROTO_IPV6')
msg100223 - (view) Author: Steven Hayter (Steven.Hayter) Date: 2010-02-28 21:41
Tried against 2.5.5, 2.6.4, 2.7a3 and 3.1.1, all seem to fail.
msg100247 - (view) Author: Gregory P. Smith (gregory.p.smith) * (Python committer) Date: 2010-03-01 05:09
In PC/pyconfig.h we #define Py_WINVER to _WIN32_WINNT_WIN2K  (0x500)  for 32bit builds.

I think we should update this to _WIN32_WINNT_WINXP  (0x501)  for all builds, not just 64bit.

Assigning to loewis as he does our windows release builds so likely knows what the ramifications of this would be.
msg100249 - (view) Author: Martin v. Löwis (loewis) * (Python committer) Date: 2010-03-01 06:47
Bumping the API level to XP might mean that we stop supporting Windows 2000; I'm not sure whether we agreed to that yet.

I'd be curious to find out why the constants were defined in Python 2.5.
msg100250 - (view) Author: Gregory P. Smith (gregory.p.smith) * (Python committer) Date: 2010-03-01 07:49
"extended support" for windows 2000 server ends in a few months, mainstream support ended 5 years ago:

That, IMNSHO, implies that python 2.7 and 3.2 should not bother supporting win2k.

Regardless, I'd imagine we can look the particular constants in question up and hard code the values when the header files don't define them for us (that is also the obvious workaround for anyone needing them in code today).
msg107088 - (view) Author: Martin v. Löwis (loewis) * (Python committer) Date: 2010-06-04 19:26
Following the python-dev consensus, I have now added a warning to the 2.7 installer that this will be the last release supporting Windows 2000.

I still think that we should not bump the SDK version above 500 for 2.7. Changing the SDK level does *not just* enable new API functions and constants, it may also change the layout of structures, causing applications to break on earlier systems (see the desaster with SystemParametersInfo, #1601). Bumping the version for 3.2 is fine.
msg127068 - (view) Author: Éric Araujo (eric.araujo) * (Python committer) Date: 2011-01-25 23:14
Should this be fixed before the final release?
msg127069 - (view) Author: Gregory P. Smith (gregory.p.smith) * (Python committer) Date: 2011-01-25 23:16
IMNSHO it should but that would violate our release practices to do it this late in the cycle.  I expect the release manager to decline.

It isn't a critical issue, the end result is that people will hard code the constants into their own code themselves since we don't have them in the library yet.
msg127071 - (view) Author: Raymond Hettinger (rhettinger) * (Python committer) Date: 2011-01-25 23:34
I would consider it to be regression and bugfix that is not inappropriate to repair at this point.
msg127072 - (view) Author: Martin v. Löwis (loewis) * (Python committer) Date: 2011-01-25 23:37
> I would consider it to be regression and bugfix that is not inappropriate to repair at this point.

I'd also be in favor of fixing it. To reduce the risk of breaking
something, I'd only raise socketmodule to a more recent Windows API.
Of course, this, in itself, might also break something.
msg220650 - (view) Author: Mark Lawrence (BreamoreBoy) * Date: 2014-06-15 16:46
As XP is now out of support here are links that I hope come in useful.
msg220763 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-06-16 20:58
I don't think that Windows XP is officially no more supported in Python. I would prefer an explicit mention in the PEP 11. So please don't use this argument to close an issue.
msg220770 - (view) Author: Mark Lawrence (BreamoreBoy) * Date: 2014-06-16 21:38
It looks as if we're talking at cross purposes.  PEP11 will not be updated any more for Windows releases, we will be following the Microsoft support life cycle.  That is clearly of interest to anybody wishing to make code changes against this issue.  I do not want, and did not wish to imply, that this issue should be closed.
msg271828 - (view) Author: Berker Peksag (berker.peksag) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-08-02 16:23
Py_WINVER has been updated to use 0x0600 (_WIN32_WINNT_VISTA) in 57e2549cc9a6 (issue 23451) Since the consensus was to keep 2.7 as is I'm closing this as 'out of date'.
msg287442 - (view) Author: Maximilian Hils (mhils) * Date: 2017-02-09 17:58
This still seems to be an issue with the offical Python 3.6 builds on Windows 10:

Python 3.6.0 (v3.6.0:41df79263a11, Dec 23 2016, 07:18:10) [MSC v.1900 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
>>> import socket
>>> socket.IPPROTO_IPV6
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
AttributeError: module 'socket' has no attribute 'IPPROTO_IPV6'
msg287443 - (view) Author: Christian Heimes (christian.heimes) * (Python committer) Date: 2017-02-09 17:59
The constants are defined on Linux. That means Windows does not define the constants and therefore the socket module can't export them.

This ticket is closed. If you still think it's a bug, please open a new ticket and reference this ticket.
msg287466 - (view) Author: Maximilian Hils (mhils) * Date: 2017-02-09 23:14
Thanks for the insanely quick feedback. I still think this is a bug, so I filed with additional details. Let's continue there.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:56:53adminsetgithub: 51175
2017-02-09 23:14:18mhilssetmessages: + msg287466
2017-02-09 17:59:41christian.heimessetnosy: + christian.heimes
messages: + msg287443
2017-02-09 17:58:02mhilssetnosy: + mhils
messages: + msg287442
2016-08-02 16:23:29berker.peksagsetstatus: open -> closed

nosy: + berker.peksag
messages: + msg271828

resolution: out of date
stage: needs patch -> resolved
2014-06-16 21:38:24BreamoreBoysetmessages: + msg220770
2014-06-16 20:58:22vstinnersetnosy: + vstinner
messages: + msg220763
2014-06-15 16:46:39BreamoreBoysetnosy: + BreamoreBoy

messages: + msg220650
versions: + Python 3.5, - Python 3.3
2013-07-11 23:45:16christian.heimessetversions: + Python 3.4
2011-01-26 15:51:26brian.curtinsetnosy: + brian.curtin
2011-01-25 23:37:33loewissetnosy: loewis, georg.brandl, rhettinger, gregory.p.smith, jaraco, giampaolo.rodola, eric.araujo, Steven.Hayter
messages: + msg127072
2011-01-25 23:34:39rhettingersetnosy: + rhettinger
messages: + msg127071
2011-01-25 23:22:10pitrousetnosy: loewis, georg.brandl, gregory.p.smith, jaraco, giampaolo.rodola, eric.araujo, Steven.Hayter
stage: needs patch
versions: + Python 3.3, - Python 3.2
2011-01-25 23:16:52gregory.p.smithsetnosy: loewis, georg.brandl, gregory.p.smith, jaraco, giampaolo.rodola, eric.araujo, Steven.Hayter
messages: + msg127069
2011-01-25 23:14:32eric.araujosetnosy: + eric.araujo, georg.brandl
messages: + msg127068
components: + Library (Lib), - IO
2010-08-07 18:06:53giampaolo.rodolasetnosy: + giampaolo.rodola
2010-06-04 19:26:41loewissetmessages: + msg107088
versions: - Python 2.7
2010-03-01 07:49:01gregory.p.smithsetmessages: + msg100250
2010-03-01 06:47:08loewissetmessages: + msg100249
2010-03-01 05:09:38gregory.p.smithsetpriority: high

nosy: + gregory.p.smith, loewis
versions: + Python 3.2, - Python 2.6, Python 2.5, Python 3.1
messages: + msg100247

assignee: loewis
2010-02-28 21:41:20Steven.Haytersetnosy: + Steven.Hayter

messages: + msg100223
versions: + Python 2.5, Python 2.7
2009-09-17 00:15:10jaracosetmessages: + msg92736
2009-09-17 00:09:12jaracosetmessages: + msg92735
2009-09-16 23:21:16jaracosetmessages: + msg92731
2009-09-16 23:18:05jaracocreate