RFC: depending on getifaddrs in iphlpapi
juan.lang at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 11:41:49 CST 2011
>> I'm thinking of replacing the current IPv4 enumeration code, which
>> uses ioctl/SIOCGIFCONF, with getifaddrs. The reason I'm leaning
>> toward replacing, rather than adding side-by-side with the current
>> code, is that getifaddrs is commonly available: it's available on all
>> recent versions of Linux, as well as on FreeBSD and MacOS. There
> recent versions of Linux as of which year?
Good question. When I was writing this code in 2003, the stable
version of Debian didn't support it. I haven't seen a Linux system
that doesn't support it since then, but I've only checked
>> might be some platform somewhere that's disenfranchised by this, but
>> I'm not sure it's worth the code complexity to maintain the current
> What about Solaris/OpenSolaris? That's the only other major system where
> Wine can be made to run.
Ah. Okay, that's an important objection. I'll go with keeping the
current code, then.
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