Re: Winsock bind API

"William DePalo [MVP VC++]" <>
Sat, 24 Jun 2006 10:33:01 -0400
"Quest" <> wrote in message

Yes.. I tried it. This was what I did:

1. I used that setsocketopt() by specifying SO_REUSEADDR before binding
client socket to port 8000. When I connect to tcp server, it uses 8000.

2. In a quick succession, I created another socket and repeat step as
bind() is successful but when it connects to tcp server, it is not using
8000 (weird!). I checked with netstat on the command prompt, it shows
port 8000 is in use and still in either TIME_WAIT or CLOSE_WAIT state.

Is there anyway that I could release the port so that others could use it
I thought closesocket will release the socket descriptor and should
the port in use.

I'm not sure I understand what you are doing exactly.

But as I understand it, SO_REUSADDR allows a server to bind to a port which
is in the TIME_WAIT state but it does not allow _multiple_ servers to bind
to the same port.

If you don't get an authoritative reply here, you might try one of the
networking groups or the kernel group where the question would be off-topic
but might be seen by a networking guru nonetheless.


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