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SubjectRe: bind() allowed to non-local addresses
"David S. Miller" wrote:
> Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 09:07:57 -0600
> From: Matt Peterson <>
> Hence, the JVM fails compatibility on Linux 2.4.
> Due ot this and other reasons I'm restoring the 2.2.x behavior by
> default, but adding a sysctl so that systems using dynamic addressing
> may elect to get the different bind() behavior.
> Later,
> David S. Miller

Have you thought about an SOL_SOCKET level socket option? It might be
more intuitive for programmers than an ioctl and could be documented
with sockets where it will be used. Again, we would run into
compatibility issues with other Sockets implementations, but
traditionally the sockopt funtionality between implementations are
(sorta) expected to vary. Just an idea.

Matthew Peterson
Sr. Software Engineer
Caldera Systems, Inc
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