UNIX Sockets - Broadcasting - Broadcast address

Kay M passhark@hotmail.com
Mon Dec 10 20:19:00 GMT 2001

I have written a client program that connects to the local broadcast address 
and reads datagrams that are produced by a server. It works on my linux (no 
internet) machine. But on my PC under CYGWIN the binding of the socket to 
the Broadcast Address give an error EADDRNOAVAIL.

I tried both and also INADDR_BROADCAST. If I change 
broadcast address to, then server and client both work  
under Cygwin, but that isnt Broadcasting address though.

Can anyone help /explain ?

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