inet:getiflist() behaviour in Windows

Per Hedeland <>
Sun Aug 7 19:36:32 CEST 2005


Stephen Han <> wrote:
>
>This is what I did in Linux (gentoo with kernel 2.6.10)
>
>2> inet:getiflist().
>{ok,["lo","eth0"]}

As expected.

>And this what I did in Windows XP
>
>5> inet:getiflist().
>{ok,["240.802.170.641","100.0.0.721"]}

Totally useless.

>Both of them running R10B-6.
>
>Is this work as designed or not?

I don't know about "designed", but looking at e.g. the useless output of
"netstat -r" on Windows, it's what I would expect.

Windows gurus, do interfaces in Windows actually have names, that can be
used for something (programmatically)? And if so, why are interfaces
"named" by their IP address?

--Per Hedeland



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