gethostbyname(my_name) and IL2-Sturmovik CONTINUED
auronsrv at gmx.net
Fri Apr 20 05:09:55 CDT 2007
I want to continue a discussion about a problem already reported by David
Nolden in December 2005. It is about what gethostbyname should return if
given the machines name and does not only affect IL-2 Sturmovik. Placing a
quick cite of him here:
The Problem: gethostbyname(own_name) always returns 127.0.0.1.
The socket is then bound to the ip-adress 127.0.0.1, and to it's corresponding
loopback-interface, so it's unusable. Any connection-request times out.
All the discussion back then happened (in wine-devel) between the 12.12.2005
and 14.12.2005. Subject: "gethostbyname(my_name) and IL2-Sturmovik"
And a Patch: wine-patches: 17.01.2006 02:00:21 Subject: gethostbyname-patch
Check also Bug #7929 (duplicated by #8075).
My opinion is simple:
To me it's logical that you get 127.0.0.1 when pinging your local hostname,
but if windows does give the IP of your NIC then wine should do as well - as
we want to reach compatibility.
If, on the other hand, you say it's simply bad programming done by the
app-developer if he tries to fetch the IP of the NIC that way, I'd say let's
still comply to it, because its more likely than having a programmer
expecting to get 127.0.0.1 when asking for "localhostname".
Any comments welcome!
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