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Re: doc getsockopt, setsockopt

From: Kevin Ryde
Subject: Re: doc getsockopt, setsockopt
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 08:54:00 +1000
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Greg Troxel <address@hidden> writes:
>   follow the BSD way, and translate 0.0.0.x/8 in the second arg into
>   setting imr_ifindex on Linux.
>   follow the Linux way, and make it a vector of 3 and translate back
>   into the 0.0.0.x/8 on BSD.
> I prefer the first way, since this is orginally a BSD interface and
> because it's less burdensome

Is there a good reason for linux to split it out?  Some ambiguity
resolved or something?

> those who are blissfully unaware of this complexity, as I suspect
> you wish you still were.

Yep :-).

> The code I submitted just puts the two addresses in the two fields;
> someone could spiff it up for ifindex support on Linux if they were so
> inclined.

Be nice to make sure it worked at least.

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