inet_aton on Solaris 8
David.Collier-Brown at canada.sun.com
Wed Jan 17 13:09:59 GMT 2001
Alan Romeril wrote:
> It`s in libresolv! However, Samba doesn`t link against libresolv as a
Please **don't** link to the inet_aton in libresolv.
It is present only for other system libraries to
call, and is marked "private" in the internal
versioning system. If you use it, you'll pull a fatal
error from appcert, for good reason....
It's likely to be changed in a later release, on the
advice of Richard Stevens. Have a look at pages 70-73
in Unix Network Programming, second ed, where he warns
about the inet_aton, inet_addr and inet_ntoa functions.
He suggests a set of IPv4- and IPv6-compatable
replacements in the next section: there are both
reliability and portability issues with the older
So don't go there (;-))
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