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SubjectRe: follow-up: discrepancy with POSIX
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David Miller wrote:
> It just occured to me that AF_UNSPEC might be used simply
> because "all zeros" might be a valid real bindable address
> for some address family. And using AF_UNSPEC avoids that
> problem entirely.

Yes, but for IPv4/6 it's not an issue. Some implementations might
handle all-zeros and the spec _currently_ calls for it. In this case an
alignment would be good.

I guess I'll just go ahead and file a problem report with the spec.
Maybe the Unix vendors will test their implementations in provide feedback.

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➧ Ulrich Drepper ➧ Red Hat, Inc. ➧ 444 Castro St ➧ Mountain View, CA ❖
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