[erlang-questions] Socket connects to itself

Rob Charlton <>
Tue Oct 13 13:14:02 CEST 2009

Per Hedeland wrote:
> Maybe the TCP/IP stack "should" reject this particular case of "simultaneous
> initiation" since it is meaningless though - maybe some of them actually
> do.
I should have said this happened in Linux - I don't know if the same
occurs on Windows or Mac.

Many thanks for the explanation. I had heard about simultaneous connect
before, but I couldn't see why it would occur in this scenario until you
explained it.



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