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Re: socket() function fails when application runs as an NT service.

On Sun, 15 Sep 2002, Tom Cashmore wrote:

>   Hi im having a strange problem with an application im writing using cygwin
> (v1.3.12-1 On win2k Sp3). If the application is run as a console app (Ie
> started from a cmd window) its able to open sockets (socket function returns
> a valid handle)  but when the application is run as an NT service it is
> unable to succesfuly open sockets (Ie the socket function returns 0). Even
> if i place a socket function before the call to StartServiceCtrlDispatcher
> the socket function will still return a 0. This happens with the service
> running as both system and local admin. Im pretty much stumped and am hoping
> that someone else may have been able to resolve this problem in the past.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
>   Tom Cashmore

The standard services, such as sshd, seem to be handling sockets on a
daily basis.  Perhaps there's a hint in the source of sshd?
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