Subject: Re: getaddrinfo() and PF_LOCAL
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-net
Date: 08/01/2001 18:39:58
> AF_LOCAL also pose the problem that you have to unlink() the `socket'
> in the file system before you can bind a new one.

I'm going to be mildly heretical here...why does AF_LOCAL still have
anything to do with the filesystem?  I can't see any reason to continue
to have any relationship between AF_LOCAL addresses and anything in any
filesystem except for the sake of compatability with the past mistake
of doing so in the first place.  (Mind you, I think I can understand
why AF_LOCAL was done that way then, but I do consider it a mistake and
don't see any reason to perpetuate it.)

Am I being stupid somehow, or is there really no reason beyond backward

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