Add ssltap option to set listening socket IP address

NEW
Unassigned

Status

NSS
Tools
--
enhancement
10 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Nelson Bolyard (seldom reads bugmail), Unassigned)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

ssltap has an option to set the listening port, but not the listening 
IP address (as I recall).  It always listens on IP_ADDR_ANY.  This means
that it cannot be used to listen on IPv6, and it also means that it cannot
be used to listen on one just IP address of a machine that has many.  

If you have a machine with multiple IP addresses, and servers already 
listening on port 443 for all but one of those IP addresses, you cannot 
use ssltap today to listen to port 443 on the one remaining unused IP 
address, because there is no way to tell ssltap what address to listen on.

This recently hampered the investigation of bug 447911.
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.