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gethotbyname error continued

Dude!  you the man!
Just after I sent the message I had been trying to think of what resource 
could be running out but file descriptors never occured to me because the 
create_socket isn't what's failing.  I'm going to 'discuss' this with the 
guy who wrote it... (a whole day wasted becase he didn't type 
close(conn_socket) in a few places. :(


>From: "Patrick R. McManus" <mcmanus at>
>To: Frank Ramsay <fjramsay1234 at>
>CC: warlord at MIT.EDU, discuss at
>Subject: Re: gethotbyname error continued
>Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 15:56:31 -0400
>[Frank Ramsay: Tue, Jun 18, 2002 at 07:52:38PM +0000]
> > It is hitting gethostbyname (I put in printfs to be sure sure) and I 
> > changing the sethostent(0) to sethostent(1) and it didn't help
> > BUT
> > I've discovered that it stops working on the 1022n'd call _every time_
> > (I removed the sleep in the main loop to get it to run faster) And that 
> > very strange and I'm wondering if it's a bug in the library itself.
>you're running out of filedescriptors..
>you do socket() to open a connection but you never do a close()...
>gethostbyname() can't get a fd (which it needs to open() /etc/hosts)
>because they're all in use by your sockets.
>you aren't using all those sockets - close them.

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