Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:December:22 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2006/12/22-26 [Computer/Networking] UID:45487 Activity:kinda low
12/22   Does anyone know if there's a system call to test if a port is
        availible without actually attempting to bind to it?  Such a call
        would be really useful for me.
        \_ You could try to connect to it.
           \_ You could also parse the output of "netstat -an" to see if
              there's anything listening on the port.  Are you sure this
              is what you want, though?  If you're eventually going to
              bind to the port, trying to check beforehand whether it's
              available will only create a race condition.
              \_ Yes, but this is a very unusual case.
2006/12/22-26 [Uncategorized] UID:45488 Activity:nil
12/22   Has anyone seen Letters From Iwo Jima?  Good?
        \_ the Japanese wouldn't give in to appeasement with the U.S., and
           look how good they're doing now!
2006/12/22-26 [Transportation/Airplane] UID:45489 Activity:nil
        Average commute increased by 40 seconds this year, from 21.7min to
        22.4min for a one-way trip. That ain't bad!
        \_ No, that is not what that article said. Go back and re-read it.
           Did you flunk English 101?
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:December:22 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>