Subject: Re: Bind to local iface: bug or feautre.
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Marc Horowitz <>
List: tech-net
Date: 11/26/1996 14:47:13 (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.