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Re: Fixing openssh to avoid occasional spurious connection failures
> From: "Robert Collins" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 08:51:47 +1100
> And what about patching cygwin! to automatically retry on EADDRINUSE -
> if we can detect that the winsock bug is the culprit? That would fix
> ssh, squid, telnet, ftp....
As I noted in my message to cygwin-developers, I think this is too
hard to patch inside Cygwin. The problem is that once the failure
occurs, the socket is bound to a particular local port and can't be
rebound to another port, so the socket with the failure is toast.
This means that you'd have to burn down the socket and reconstruct a
new one to retry the failed connection, without the caller ever
noticing. I don't think it's practical to try to do that.