RFC: depending on getifaddrs in iphlpapi

Juan Lang 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
>> code.
> 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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