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Re: [1.7] IPv6 accept() fails if address_len is < sizeof(sockaddr_in6) [was Re: PATCH /usr/include/X11/Xtrans/Xtranssock.c [WAS: Re: xhost package not compiled for IPv6]]

On Aug 12 16:20, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> On 12/08/2009 14:59, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Aug 12 14:48, Jon TURNEY wrote:
>>> On 12/08/2009 13:54, Jon TURNEY wrote:
>>>> Hmmm... but if it's really the size of the sockname argument which is
>>>> causing the accept() to fail, this would be a bug in cygwin's accept()
>>>> implementation, as it's supposed to truncate the data written to the
>>>> sockname, rather than fail if it won't fit [1]. If that actually is the
>>>> case, since we don't actually use the peer address here, the code as
>>>> stands is correct (if a little odd).
>>>> I suppose I need to write a small test case to look at this...
>>>> [1]
>>> A couple of small programs which hopefully demonstrate this problem.
>>> (As is, the connection fails, but uncommenting the alternate definition
>>> of cliaddr in listener.c allows it to work)
>>> I'd hazard a guess that perhaps this is because the underlying winsock
>>> accept() doesn't have this truncate behaviour and considers a too-small
>>> address_len an error.
>> Thanks for the testcase!
> Oh, I meant to say "A couple of small programs shamelessly copied from 
> UNIX Network Programming".  So don't thank me, thank W. Richard Stevens 
> :-)

I already thanked W. Richard Stevens in Cygwin's sources.  He was *the*
network guy for me.  His books and the source codes are invaluable.

I have applied a patch to accept(), btw.  This should now work in the
given scenario.  It occured to me that the returned value is incorrect
for AF_UNIX/AF_LOCAL sockets, but that was always the case and it's not
a regression.  Usually  the peer address of an AF_UNIX socket is not of
interest anyway.  I added that to my TODO list and probably fix that in
a later release.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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