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Re: Hurd networking

On Thu, 04 May 2000 20:56:06 Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> Are Linux net daemons (like proftpd, apache, dictd)

Couldn't say tehy are special "Linux" net daemons...

> are expected to work correctly without modifications
> or is there some essential difference between Hurd
> and Linux networking that can make them unable to work
> just after recompilation ?

It depends a lot on the details. If they are fairly unixish,
they will run without or with only slight modifications. Beside the
usual POSIX incompatibilities you find everywhere, the Hurd lacks
the net/* interface ioctls, so you only can listen to all interfaces.
(As there is only one interface supported....) This will change of 
but currently that's the way it is.

Porting any of these applications should be pretty straightforward, if 
don't compile out of the box. Let us know if you had problems, and 
patches to the authors then :)


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