Subject: Re: Proposal: socketfrom()
To: NetBSD Networking Technical Discussion List <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: tech-net
Date: 07/05/2007 22:47:12
On Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 05:54:36PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> At Thu, 5 Jul 2007 14:48:34 -0400, David Maxwell wrote:
> > in his case, but it's not hard to imagine a more general solution where
> > an application creates two different types of sockets often - maybe even
> > interleaving them - and having to switch the defaults back and forth
> > every time wouldn't help much.
> I'm having a bit of a hard time imagining such an application....  :-)

Hmm. Maybe a bittorrent-like client, that is creating connections to
peers for data transfer, and connections which want different options
for control channels?

Or a distributed conferencing application - asterisk + video +

I didn't have something specific in mind - just was thinking that at the
time one talks about adding syscalls, it's nice to get it right the
first time instead of having another 'Oh, I need something new' request
in the short-term.

David Maxwell,| -->
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