Squeak listening to specific IP Addresses?

John M McIntosh johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com
Thu Jan 22 19:09:48 UTC 2004

On Jan 22, 2004, at 9:02 AM, Lex Spoon wrote:

>>> Not if you want to use a specific local interface in a connect() call
>>> (that
>>> was the starting point for the discussion).
>> Conceded.
> There are two issues: compatibility to old images, and compatibility to
> MacOS classic.  Old images use the old primitives, including the  
> strange
> listenOn: primitive which closes the listening socket after the first
> connection.  Granted, it has been a few years at this point.  As a
> bigger issue, there was a problem using BSD sockets on MacOS classic.
> That's why Squeak has its distinctive sockets API to begin with...

Lex that's not quite true, since May of 2000 the classic Mac VM has  
used Open Transport which
supports the listen properly. I think at Smalltalk Solutions a few  
years back there was interest
in doing a BSD socket like layer...

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