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Breaking change in Windows XPSP2 (does it break ICE?)

rdilipkrdilipk Member Dilip RanganathanOrganization: 3MProject: None ✭✭

I just read today that Windows XP SP2 removes the ability to use raw sockets directly (I don't have a direct link but I found a post related to that here:

This is probably going to affect ICE running under these conditions, right?



  • rdilipkrdilipk Member Dilip RanganathanOrganization: 3MProject: None ✭✭
    A follow-up to my own message. Maybe I got this wrong -- the post was talking about "raw" sockets, not berkeley sockets. Apparently there is a difference that I didn't know about. Anyway just thought I'd pass it along just in case.
  • shantanu_k06shantanu_k06 Member Shantanu KumarOrganization: Hewlett PackardProject: Prototypes for Distributed Apps
    I heard SP2 also staggers outbound TCP/IP traffic if it's above the normal level. I wonder what kind of effect it will have on ICE clients that pump heavy amount of data.

  • michimichi Member Michi HenningOrganization: Triodia TechnologiesProject: I have a passing interest in Ice :-) ✭✭✭
    Ice doesn't use raw sockets, so this change doesn't affect us. We'll have to benchmark Ice with service pack 2 to see whether there is any performance impact (but I'd be surprised if there would be any).


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