Re: Shutting down sockets - HELP

David R. Stampf (bnlux0!
14 Sep 88 03:41:42 GMT

In article <> > cattelld@prlhp1.UUCP () writes:
>HELP ! An apparent flaw in BSD sockets (on an Apollo
>workstation) is giving me hassle!
>If I open a socket and bind an address to it and the program
>subesequently crashes, how can I release that address from its
>original use so I can reuse it on a subsequent invocation of
>the same program ? Currently one crash precipitates another,
>or at least prevents the program functioning.

        I'm facing a similar problem currently on Vaxes and Suns,
so I doubt that it is Apollo specific. A good approach (I think) is
to have the O/S pick a port for you (bind with an address of INADDR_ANY),
then rendez-vous at a well known port using a datagram approach to exchange
the port to use and prevent tying up a port.

        Sorry this is vague - I'm home and doing this from a very tired

        < dave stampf

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