bogus patch to bind() dlls/winsock/socket.c (request removal)

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Sun Jan 11 15:55:09 CST 2004

Jeremy White <jwhite at> writes:

> It's been years since I was a Stevens expert, but there was a day
> when I was, and my gut reaction to that patch was one of
> shuddering horror.  In fact, I really should
> argue for the complete reversal of the patch until a regression
> test can conclusively prove that Window misbehaves in such
> a horrid way (i.e. auto doing a reuseaddr and not using DONTROUTE).

Well, the patch apparently helps in some cases and hurts in others, so
the only way to decide is to write a test and determine what the exact
behavior is under Windows. I agree the current behavior looks wrong,
but that doesn't mean anything when dealing with Microsoft code...

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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