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From: Benjamin Riefenstahl <b.riefenstahl@turtle-trading.net>
To: ori@eigenstate.org
Cc: 9front@9front.org
Subject: Re: [9front] ape/bsd: Enable setting the local address with bind
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2022 17:35:01 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87bkwvydi2.fsf@turtle-trading.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4E8DA25EACF13E3FFE406FE6B5FB9375@eigenstate.org>

Hi Ori,

Ori writes:
> Apologies for taking so long to respond. Life got busy, and I forgot.

No problem.  I often take my time myself ;-) Thanks for looking at it
now.  Note that this is some time ago for me now, too, so I may remember
wrongly how and why I did things and I will have to redo the tests.

> This looks like it's attempting (incorrectly?) to implement
> INADDR_ANY, binding to any ip address. However, INADDR_ANY is 0:
> 	/sys/include/ape/netinet/in.h:98:
> 		#define	INADDR_ANY		(unsigned long)0x00000000

As far as I can tell, using IP address INADDR_ANY and using port 0 to
indicate that the IP stack should choose the actual number both work
with the native control commands, so they do not need much special care

> And I see no specification that describes what should be done with
> negative ports in the sockets world, so I can only assume that this is
> a bug.

I/we should probably just make negative ports an error. 

> I don't think 'bind *' should be removed, since it seems to me that it
> works as intended for binding to all addresses, but the ape userspace
> for it is wrong.

When I tried this a long time ago, when this was called it just returned
errors.  INADDR_ANY just works, I think, so there does not seem to be a
reason for this special handling.

I will have to create some test cases to see what works and what

>> The documentation in the man page ip(3) for the control commands
>> "bind" and "announce" does not mention the local address, should that
>> be fixed, too?

> Yes, that would be wonderful.

Another one for the todo list then  ;-)

Thanks, benny

  reply	other threads:[~2022-04-20 15:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-04 20:00 Benjamin Riefenstahl
2022-01-21 14:22 ` [9front] " Benjamin Riefenstahl
2022-01-21 19:22   ` ori
2022-02-10 17:38 ` Benjamin Riefenstahl
2022-04-16 17:33 ` [9front] " ori
2022-04-20 15:35   ` Benjamin Riefenstahl [this message]
2022-06-10 15:14     ` Benjamin Riefenstahl
2022-06-10 15:16       ` Benjamin Riefenstahl
2022-06-11 17:13       ` ori
2022-06-11 18:31         ` Benjamin Riefenstahl

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