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Re: Bug: svnserve fail to detect it is already running

From: Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2010 11:19:44 -0500

[Greg Hudson]
> That's okay, we don't want the SO_EXCLUSIVEADDR behavior. We want the
> default behavior under Windows, which corresponds to the SO_REUSEADDR
> behavior under Unix.

Well, the attack Stefan is referring to is if a third-party app (aka
virus) tries to bind with SO_REUSEADDR. Prior to Windows Server 2003,
this will succeed in messing up svnserve, unless you use SO_EXCLUSIVEADDR.
This seems to have been corrected in Windows Server 2003.

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Peter Samuelson | org-tld!p12n!peter | http://p12n.org/
Received on 2010-07-09 18:20:19 CEST

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