Subject: Re: nmap not working?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 11/14/2007 17:08:03
On Wed, 14 Nov 2007 12:02:47 -0500
Thor Lancelot Simon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> However, one should note that this ioctl appears in no standard and
> that we provide a much, much less crappy way for callers to get
> interface addresses. It is probably much less effort to fix each
> broken caller as we notice it than to even bother to keep arguing
> about this.
I agree with your analysis. However, the problems that are popping up
are largely in pkgsrc applications, and let's face it -- Linux is the
primary target and test venue for most such applications. What is
Linux doing about the problems?
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb