the need for raw-network-sockets in BSD nowadays?

Hummel Tom tom at
Thu Apr 28 19:00:01 PDT 2005

Hi fellas,

after reading someones's worries about SYN-DOS' with spoofed 
IP-addresses using WindowsXP as a consumer OS having raw network 
sockets, i wonder what's the need for it on BSD systems?

. ..with time going by i perceive linux to become more and more of a more 
consumer OS, i could imagine to make Berkeley-sockets an opt-in there.

How about BSD? For what do you use raw network sockets these days?


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