ws2_32: Work around the host name resolving to 127.x.x.x when using that for binding.

Christoph Frick frick at
Mon Apr 14 11:29:32 CDT 2008

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 04:05:23PM +0200, Kai Blin wrote:

Hi Kai, et all,

> +static const char magic_loopback_addr[] = {127, 12, 34, 56};

in the past wine used to work quite well with the ip-address configured
using the places in the windows registry (msdn or something similar kept
an howto for setting the ips in win98 and 2k (and look alikes)). now
that wine tries to get its ip from the /etc/hosts (or whereever?) i
noticed some problems with hosting games. as msdn keeps firing errors at
me i go and ask the list about this.

i always though windows (at least until xp?) is not capable of listening
to requests bound to an ip/interface? with the recent changes the games
listen to lo0 and will never ever accept anything. i had to change my
/etc/hosts now to make it work again; yet it will fail with more than
one nic (i have to change /etc/hosts again).

long story short:

- does any windows version at all support the idea behind giving an ip
  to listen for connections like unix/linux/bsd does?

- and even if: who runs some windows software in wine that needs this
  features and is not able to fix the problem with the firewall or other
  restrictions on the unix end?

if no: what would be needed to change the listening to by
default? a patch and a test?

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