Re: sockets APIs extensions for Host Identity Protocol

Miika Komu <miika@iki.fi> Sat, 12 May 2007 21:23 UTC

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On Sat, 12 May 2007, der Mouse wrote:

>> Second, the socket address structure is constrained to 255 bytes.
>
> This limit borders on trivial to raise.
>
> Well, unless you're trying to do this on an OS whose source is closed
> to you, which I submit is a bad vehicle for such research for exactly
> this kind of reason.

Why is it "trivial" to raise? I think it will raise all sorts of backwards 
compatibility problems.

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