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SubjectRE: bind() allowed to non-local addresses
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> The XNS specification seems loose enough to allow the Linux
> behaviour. I don't
> think we should however adopt it as default behaviour. Programs
> that dont care
> about addresses use INADDR_ANY.
>
> Alan

I worry that an application may use ability to bind to determine whether an
address is local or not in an area with security impact.

DS

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