[Vm-dev] Multiple images listening on same TCP port

John M McIntosh johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com
Wed Jun 10 14:36:43 UTC 2009

Oh yes I'm thinking it's the fork, I have to check where/how because  
the logic is *really old* and uses AppleScript to do the dirty work  
versus execve

Adrian gets bonus points for finding this since it's a really old mac  
vm *feature*...

On 10-Jun-09, at 1:01 AM, Andreas Raab wrote:

> Adrian Lienhard wrote:
>> Either by dragging the image on the icon of the already running VM  
>> in the dock, or by double clicking on the image.
>> Can somebody reproduce this or am I seeing ghosts?
> Well, there are strange things on the Mac in some ways. I don't  
> recall but didn't John have to do special black magic to make this  
> work at all (the Mac with its resistance to launching another  
> instance of an app if one is running already)? Perhaps it's the side  
> effect of doing a fork() that clones that socket handle implicitly?
> Cheers,
>  - Andreas

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