more getaddrinfo weirdness

Trent Lloyd trent at
Fri Feb 28 14:07:08 CET 2003

Hrm, my C(++) networking code appears to not even find this additonal information - let alone use it.

Unless its in the weird structure handling that protocol agnostic C code tends to entail (more casts than are healthy im sure)

Whats hte use of the scopeid and where do i pass it if i use it.
performing a connect() on the address seems to work just find (as well as creating the socket in the correct family etc)

On Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 07:53:31PM -0500, Jp Calderone wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 08:42:59AM +0800, Trent Lloyd wrote:
> > 
> > ahh woopsy ;)
> > i Was looking under 'getaddrinfo' and not up the top
> > 
> > How can i handle easily unpacking these then without a case statement or 
> > somethign similar to distinguish v4/v6 addresses
> > 
>   IPv6 isn't compatible with IPv4.  This is a design flaw in IPv6 and not
> Python's fault.  Generally, your network code needs to know if it is using
> IPv4 or IPv6.  If you really think you can ignore these additional fields,
> it is easy to do as...
>     address, port = addrinfo[:2]
>   Jp
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