sockets: bind to external interface
Hans Georg Schaathun
hg at schaathun.net
Mon Apr 25 21:37:24 CEST 2011
Is there a simple way to find the external interface and bind a
socket to it, when the hostname returned by socket.gethostname()
maps to localhost?
What seems to be the standard ubuntu configuration lists the local
hostname with 127.0.0.1 in /etc/hosts. (I checked this on two ubuntu
boxen, on only one of which I am root.) Thus, the standard solution
of binding to whatever socket.gethostname() returns does not work.
Has anyone found a simple solution that can be administered without
root privileges? I mean simpler than passing the ip address
:-- Hans Georg
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