misc/58529: Patch for RDWR bpf in pcap.

Jason Slagle jslagle at tacorp.net
Thu Oct 30 06:50:17 PST 2003

The following reply was made to PR misc/58529; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Jason Slagle <jslagle at tacorp.net>
To: Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org>
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: misc/58529: Patch for RDWR bpf in pcap.
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 09:53:41 -0500 (EST)

 There are some machine simulators which rely on the fact they can write to
 the socket to send data.  One of which is simh.
 NetBSD and Linux both have since made it writeable, so I'm not sure theres
 a downside to doing so.
 On Thu, 30 Oct 2003, Kris Kennaway wrote:
 > On Sat, Oct 25, 2003 at 01:07:31PM -0400, Jason Slagle wrote:
 > > >Description:
 > > FreeBSD does not open BPF socket R/W
 > Please explain why you think it should.
 > Thanks,
 > Kris

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