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From: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
To: Nebojsa Miljanovic <neb@alcatel-lucent.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, "Kittlitz,
	Edward (Ned)" <nkittlitz@alcatel-lucent.com>,
	asweeney@alcatel-lucent.com, "Polhemus,
	William (Bart)" <bpolhemus@alcatel-lucent.com>
Subject: Re: SO_REUSEADDR not allowing server and client to use same port
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 20:19:26 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080228201926.558c4e7c@core> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <47C6FA2A.5030302@alcatel-lucent.com>

> Currently, Linux does not allow reuse of same local port for both TCP server and
> TCP client. I understand that there may be a need to prevent two servers from

Think about what happens for simultaneous connect (that obscure little
corner of the tcp/ip spec). Now think about what it means for security.

ALan

  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-02-28 20:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-28 18:15 Nebojsa Miljanovic
2008-02-28 18:30 ` Phil Oester
2008-02-28 20:19 ` Alan Cox [this message]
2008-02-28 20:41   ` Willy Tarreau
2008-03-13 19:18   ` Nebojsa Miljanovic
2008-03-15 13:34     ` Alan Cox
2008-03-17 16:43       ` Nebojsa Miljanovic
2008-03-17 17:30         ` Alan Cox
2008-03-17 18:17           ` Nebojsa Miljanovic
2008-03-18  5:48             ` Willy Tarreau
2008-02-28 20:36 ` Willy Tarreau
2008-02-28 20:44   ` Nebojsa Miljanovic

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