Dave Page <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Stephen Frost wrote:
>> I'm curious as to which Unix systems allow multiple processes to listen
>> on the same port at the same time..  On Linux, and I thought on most,
>> you get an EADDRINUSE on the listen() call (which the postmaster should
>> pick up on and bomb out, which it may already).

> Linux certainly does.

Mmm, you're right, I misread the man page:

     Setting the SO_REUSEADDR option allows the local socket address to be
     reused in subsequent calls to bind().  This permits multiple
     SOCK_STREAM sockets to be bound to the same local address, as long as
     all existing sockets with the desired local address are in a connected
     state before bind() is called for a new socket.

The bit about "connected state" is relevant here --- a listening socket
isn't connected.  Time for more caffeine.

> Windows seems to treat SO_REUSEADDR in the same
> way as SO_REUSEPORT which just seems wrong.

Well, Microsoft getting standards wrong is no surprise.  So what do we
want to do about it?

                        regards, tom lane

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