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Bug 4230

Summary: Invalid DatagramSocket option
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: gailizhao
Component: netscapeAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description gailizhao 1999-07-27 21:54:01 UTC

I have an applet that performs a multicast function on a
Linux machine.  The browser is Netscape communicator 4.51.
The applet is a signed applet and has passed
the "Multicast" privilege checking when the applet is
executed. Right after the privilege checking, the applet
attempts to instantiate a multicastSocket with the
following code: DatagramSocket socket = new MulticastSocket
(6666); At this point, a SocketException occurrs.

The Stack traces are:
invalid DatagramSocket option
at (
at (
at (
at (
(  applet code
at (

Note: The same applet running with Netscape communicator
4.51 under Windows is OK.

Can someone tell me what's the cause of this problem?


Larry Hsiao
Foresyte Technologies, Inc.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-07-29 16:42:59 UTC
Do you have multicast support compiled into your kernel?

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-24 16:38:59 UTC
Corfirmed and reported to Netscape. Unfortunately, since we
don't control the netscape source code, we can't really
fix this.