DoD IP Space

William Herrin bill at
Mon Feb 15 08:01:04 UTC 2021

On Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 11:01 PM Mark Andrews <marka at> wrote:
> Complain to your vendors about not implementing RFC 8305, RFC 6724, and
> RFC 7078.  RFC 8305 or RFC6724 + RFC 7078 would fix your issue.
> Thats Happy Eyeballs and tuneable address selection rules.
> You don’t have to perform the naive connection from getaddrinfo() man page.

Hi Mark,

When I said bull-headed, this is exactly what I had in mind. Happy
eyeballs and things like aren't first-class
citizens in the APIs. Their code has to be independently added to each
application individually. Getaddrinfo() is core standard. Fix the
problem in the place that fixes it in every place or else it's never
really fixed.

Bill Herrin

William Herrin
bill at

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