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Re: getnameinfo extra len checking
> What is the purpose of sa_len?
I don't know, since I didn't create it. But to me, it's nice to make
the data self-describing. I've recently had occasion to try to port
some of my code to Linux, which (as mentioned upthread) does not have
sa_len, and I find it is a significant inconvenience.
> The value is a function of sa_family, is it not?
Only partially. For some address families, it also depends on the
particular address. AF_LOCAL is an example; my memory is fuzzy, but I
*think* AF_DECnet would be another if we implemented it - IIRC their
analog of UDP/TCP port numbers is variable-length strings.
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