[Spread-users] SO_REUSEADDR Final Chapter?

Ben Laurie ben at algroup.co.uk
Mon Sep 24 12:58:17 EDT 2001

"Theo E. Schlossnagle" wrote:
> I don't think that this is a problem.  There are two options. (and both can be
> done).
> autoconf hsa a very nice case statement to set individual variables different
> for different platforms.  So, matching Solaris and bsdi and applying special
> options isn't a problem.
> Also, a small program can be included in autoconf (that binds REUSEADDR,
> changes uid's and then binds again REUSEADDR) and have it only run if the
> configure is begin run as root.
> Have it say "checking for dangerous SO_REUSEADDR... skipping test, not root"

Ick! No sane person runs configure as root!




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