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    SubjectRe: connect() occasionally succeeds improperly to localhost port 1024-4999
    "David S. Miller" wrote:

    > Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 23:28:51 -0400 (EDT)
    > From: Fyodor <>
    > Sometimes a connect() to localhost will succeed even if there is no
    > process listening on the port. This happens when the ephemeral
    > local port selected by the kernel during the connect() happens to
    > be the same port you are trying to connect to.
    > Connecting to self is %100 legal behavior and has been a part of the
    > BSD sockets API for years.

    Eh? Sure you can listen on port X, call to port X, and succeed. Why does it
    succeed when there is apparently nobody listening on port X?


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