Listening sockets not always closing?

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Wed Dec 21 00:50:00 GMT 2005

Craig Davison wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Dec 2005, Chris Taylor wrote:
>>No offense, but doesn't this tell you what the solution is? Patch the
>>out-dated machines.
>>They're open to countless security flaws by now.
>>All 2k boxen should be running SP4 by now - it's only been out a couple
>>of years...
> My cygwin application is a testing framework for a network security
> application that must run on every service pack release of Windows 2000
> and XP.


>>Beyond that, I can't say anything, but really, look into updating the
>>boxen to sp4.
>>From the cygwin web page:
> "The Cygwin DLL works with all non-beta, non "release candidate", ix86 32
> bit versions of Windows since Windows 95, with the exception of Windows
> CE."

I don't read it the same way you do.  To me, that says that it will run on
the latest service pack level of 95, 98, Me, NT 3.51, NT 4, W2K, XP, and
W2K3.  Of course, I expect no one is especially averse to Cygwin working
well on any interim service pack either.  But considering that keeping and
testing against all these variations of platforms is a big task, I think
this could boil down to a PTC situation.

Larry Hall                    
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