[liboping] Cygwin attempt, For the Record

Florian Forster octo at verplant.org
Wed Jan 30 08:18:21 CET 2008

Hi Soren,

On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 07:14:29PM -0800, Soren A wrote:
> I don't doubt you, but I did a bit of *preliminary* research on
> the Cygwin Mailing List archives (that List is the canonical venue
> for Cygwin support), and wrt EAI_SYSTEM came across the statement
>   ***********************************************************
>   * FYI, this doesn't seem standard at all:
>   *   The Single Unix Specification that Cygwin follows makes no
>   *   mention of it

Hm, possibly.. RFC3493 does mention the value.. Anyway, I've included
#ifdef's around it.

> And wrt AF_INET6 I came across
>   * Cygwin does not support IPv6.
>   ***********************************************************

Unfortunately liboping doesn't support systems without IPv6. This
decision was made because ``no system could possibly still be lacking
IPv6 support''.. Well, guess again ;)

Florian octo Forster
Hacker in training
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