Subject: Re: Bind to local iface: bug or feautre.
To: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Marc Horowitz <email@example.com>
Date: 11/26/1996 14:47:13
firstname.lastname@example.org (Charles M. Hannum) writes:
>> It is, in fact, not a bug. It's been the documented behaviour of
>> sockaddr_in for a very long time.
>> This was originally because sockaddrs were always the same size and
>> were compared with bcmp(). This is no longer the case, and arguably
>> the behaviour should be changed so that it doesn't compare sin_zero.
>> However, doing this does not change the fact that the program in
>> question is broken.
"Be liberal in what you accept...." The program in question is
broken, but a robust kernel should deal anyway.