On Fri, 29 Mar 2002, Yan-Fa Li wrote:
> Thanks for the tip. I tried it out and it doesn't
> appear to work. It actually fails with a different
> return code EINVAL (22). Which isn't even a listed
> return code on the connect() man page :(
looks like you are not doing a bind explicitly and allowing the connect()
call to do the auto bind.
If you want to create 2 sockets with 2 different ip addresses, but the same
port, you should do explicit bind in your client specifying the ip address
and the port.
Also you need to set SO_REUSEADDR before the call to bind.
> Anybody else got any more ideas I can try ?
> Here's what I used:
> k=tcp and on=1
I am not sure what is k->p_proto. The 2nd argument should be SOL_SOCKET.
> Is this the wrong syntax ?
> Anyway what I really want seems to be SO_REUSEPORT,
> and looking at the source code I see this in
> #define SO_BSDCOMPAT 14
> /* To add :#define SO_REUSEPORT 15 */
> #define SO_PASSCRED 16
> I guess we don't support this feature by design :(
> Any clues on if the support is in the kernel but not
> turned on ? Or is this something for 2.5 only ?
The names SO_REUSEPORT and SO_REUSEADDR are misleading. SO_REUSEPORT is used
to allow completely duplicate bindings (4-tuple is same) and may not be
supported on all the OSes.
I think SO_REUSEADDR should work in your case.
> p.s. this is 2.4.19-pre3aa2 with /dev/epoll-31 patches.
> --- Sridhar Samudrala <sri@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Fri, 29 Mar 2002, Ben Greear wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > Yan-Fa Li wrote:
> > >
> > > > It fails in the connect() call. I get EAGAIN messages.
> > > > They are TCP socekts. I have my file-max at 1 Million
> > > > files, and ulimit the same.
> > > >
> > > >>Port space is unique for a protocol (i.e.: TCP or UDP)
> > > >>across a host, independent of interfaces.
> > > >>
> > >
> > >
> > > That really looks like a bug or mis-feature to me. Why
> > > would we want this limitation? What would be the problems
> > > with fixing it to be per-local-interface?
> > you can use the socket option SO_REUSEADDR to bind the same port to
> > multiple sockets, as long as each bind specifies a different local IP
> > address.
> > In this way the port space becomes unique for each local ip address.
> > Thanks
> > Sridhar
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