Steam Winsock regression
andi at rhlx01.fht-esslingen.de
Mon Dec 19 03:00:38 CST 2005
On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 11:51:01PM -0800, James Liggett wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-12-18 at 23:50 -0800, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> > On Sun, 2005-12-18 at 22:35 -0800, James Liggett wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > For a while now I've been noticing a very bad regression in winsock with
> > > steam. If I try to view information about a server using the "View game
> > > info command," my Internet connection fails completely. Not only that,
> > > but sometimes *all* of the machines on my network (both WinXP and Linux)
> > > lose their connections as well. I did the usual drudgery and found the
> > > offending patch:
> > > http://www.winehq.com/pipermail/wine-cvs/2005-November/019293.html
> > >
> > > Can someone take a look at this one ASAP? Thanks very much!
> > >
> > > James
> > Does that make this a security issue?
> Maybe for people running Wines older than current CVS (this would
> include 0.9.3, it has been fixed in current) Nonetheless, it's a pretty
> bad problem, but the next release will include the fix.
I don't think Scott meant it that way ;-)
Who cares about Wine, here's a change that makes half the machines in the
network lose connection randomly, that's much bigger things to worry about
potentially than simply non-working Wine socket functionality...
Thus one should probably attempt to investigate a bit more.
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