Mail Archives: djgpp/2001/02/07/18:36:40

From: "Wojciech Galazka" <wojciech DOT galazka AT polkomtel DOT com DOT pl>
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Subject: Re: Ending development of libsocket
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 23:22:10 +0100
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Eli Zaretskii wrote in a message
<9791-Tue06Feb2001104746+0200-eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>...
>I'd say that it needs to support Windows 9X and ME as its primary
>target.  Plain DOS already has a solution, and I'm guiessing that
>making libsocket work on NT and W2K is an entirely different ball

Ok, I got the idea. What is needed is a socket library that provides
for socket() call
that 's working under Win 9x/ME (= under Winsock 2.0)

Ideally this library should rely on services provided by MS TCP/IP stack
that comes with Windows
so it implies either
* wsock2.vxd
* TDI API (coda.vxd)
and IPv6 if Windows 9x/ME provides its own IPv6 stack
Direct access to lower levels of OSI layers (IP,ICMP,raw sockets) is not as
much relevant at this moment
How about select() and poll() ?

I'll check the latest version of libsocket sources and the bug report to see
if we can stay with wsock2.vxd
and/or benefit from using coda.vxd

The case with Windows NT is much clearer, once the CygWin team gets its
version of Unix sockets to work
we can make a simple stub library tthat calls that implementation.

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