Binding to "any"

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Tue May 15 01:27:48 CEST 2007

In message <871whjtq5p.fsf at>, Dag-Erling =?utf-8?Q?Sm=C3=B8rgrav?=

>Currently, there is a known issue with varnishd on FreeBSD, where if you
>run it with "-a :80" it will only bind to IN6ADDR_ANY instead of both

I think the failure condition in the wildcard case should be "couldn't
bind to any address", wouldn't that solve it ?

It could be generalized to "for each -a argument, fail only if no
binding was achieved at all".

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