> > > Given this, I propose we simply #ifdef out the SO_REUSEADDR on

I agree, that this is what we should do.

> > > (A fairly good reference to read up on the options is at 
> > > http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms740621.aspx
> > 
> > Hmm ... if accurate, that page says in words barely longer than one 
> > syllable that Microsoft entirely misunderstands the intended meaning

> Yes, that's how I read it as well.
> > It looks like SO_EXCLUSIVEADDRUSE might be a bit closer to the 
> > standard semantics; should we use that instead on Windoze?
> I think you're reading something wrong. The way I read it, 
> SO_EXCLUSIVEADDRUSE gives us pretty much the same behavior we have on
> *without* SO_REUSEADDR. There's a paragraph specificallyi 
> talking about the problem of restarting a server having to 
> wait for a timeout when using this switch.

Yup, that switch is no good eighter.


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