EXTERNAL: OSError: [Errno 48] Address already in use

Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 10:45:24 EDT 2018

On 2018-07-03, Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2018-07-01, Marko Rauhamaa <marko at pacujo.net> wrote:
>> Gregory Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz>:
>>> I don't see how the address-reuse timeout can be a security measure,
>>> because the process trying to take over the address can easily
>>> circumvent it by setting SO_REUSEADDR.
>> [...]
>> Nevertheless, the later socket object cannot unilaterally take over a
>> socket using SO_REUSEADDR. The earlier socket object must have set the
>> same option previously.
> On what OS?  In my experience, that's not true on Linux or BSD Unix.

I was wrong.  I just did a quick test on Linux, and it works the way
Marko Hauhamaa describes.  [Don't have handy access to a BSD system at
the moment.]

Grant Edwards               grant.b.edwards        Yow! I'm wearing PAMPERS!!

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