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From: Jonathan Larmour <>
To: Jeff <>
Subject: Re: very old getaddrinfo manpage
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 04:18:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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Jeff wrote:
> A google search for "getaddrinfo example" showed
> as the 4th item. In it the manpage is dated 1995 and claims that
> getaddrinfo is not thread-safe.

Actually it claims the implementation is not thread-safe, which is a bit 
different. If someone thinks they're using the same implementation as a 
random search result page, then that isn't good.

> I'm not familiar with Ecos in any way,
> shape, or form, but I'm curious: Are you really using such an old
> library? If not, the prevalence of this page in google is a real
> disservice to unsuspecting newcomers of socket programming and could use
> a bit of updating.

We can't help what google archives. Those are the docs associated with the 
eCos 2.0 release, and so will not be changing. Although as it happens this 
line is still in the docs, and the current getaddrinfo() is thread-safe, 
so I will remove it.

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2007-01-09  3:44 Jeff
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