improved thread safety?

David Holder david.holder at
Sat Jan 19 17:29:52 GMT 2008

Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
>> 	gethostbyaddr
>> 	gethostbyname
> I've filed bugs about these two.
The functions getnameinfo, getaddrinfo inet_pton and inet_ntop need 
changing for IPv6 support anyway . The good news is that the latest IPv6 
API functions are thread safe. It would be a good idea to migrate to 
using sockaddr_storage at the same time as Jeremy has done in Samba 3.2. 
This way a lot of the code could be made protocol independent.


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