Off-topic : TCP stack in Win2k3 (was RE: Windows 2003)

James Weatherall jnw "at" realvnc.com
Sun Jan 4 14:08:00 2004


On Wed, 31 Dec 2003, Seak, Teng-Fong wrote:

> > There are some changes in the semantics of the TCP stack under Windows
> > 2003 which may affect old VNC Servers.
> 
> 	Could you give more technical details about this change in TCP stack?  How would it affect program?

It's changes in certain exception cases and they way that they are handled 
by the APIs.  For example, the behaviour of inet_addr() in the case where 
the supplied address string is empty has changed from returning 0 to 
returning -1 in 2K3.

Cheers,

Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.