Socket programming with Cygwin

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Dec 3 12:48:00 GMT 2008

On Dec  3 04:29, Brian Dessent wrote:
> John Emmas wrote:
> > Forgive me - but as someone who's very new to socket programming, I'm
> > confused about why the program worked when I built it under Linux.  Is it
> > because something would have converted "localhost" to an IP address (is this
> > the lookup stuff that you referred to?) and where can I find out a bit more
> > about all this?
> Using the older/classic Berkeley API, the socket app calls
> gethostbyname() to convert a hostname to an address.  The newer modern
> API is getaddrinfo() which has a slightly different interface and is
> more friendly for name lookups that could return IPv6 results.

... but is only available starting with Cygwin 1.7.


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