Subject: Re: nmap not working?
To: None <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/14/2007 17:08:03
On Wed, 14 Nov 2007 12:02:47 -0500
Thor Lancelot Simon <> 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,