Author neologix
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Date 2013-03-27.18:39:40
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I think that's a good idea.

However, there's a problem with the implementation: if one passes "" or None as address on a dual-stack node, the resulting socket will be either IPv4 bound to INADDR_ANY, or IPv6 bound to IN6ADDR_ANY, whereas one would expect to be bound both in IPv4 and IPv6. In the later case, some platforms (like Linux) use IPv4-mapped addresses by default, some others (e.g. some versions of FreeBSD) don't. So, depending on IPV6_V6ONLY setting, binding to IPV6 any won't accept IPv4 connections. Also, some platforms don't support mapped addresses at all, so the only portable solution is to bind both to 0.0.0.0 and ::, whith two different sockets, and use select() to accept both.

So it would maybe make sense to expose a ServerSocket class, with an accept method which would do the right thing (as an added bonus, it could expose set_reuse_addr(bool), since SO_REUSEADDR have subtle semantic differences between Unix and Windows).
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