[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Add support for digest auth in the http and rtsp protocols

Måns Rullgård mans
Wed Mar 24 22:23:32 CET 2010

Luca Barbato <lu_zero at gentoo.org> writes:

> On 03/24/2010 04:57 PM, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>> I don't understand the need for a lib though.  Many years ago, I was
>> experimenting with SCTP, and I didn't use any library.  It was all
>> done with extended parameters for socket() and some setsockopt()
>> calls.  I guess that was before the wrapper-lib-for-everything madness
>> completely took over.
> Apparently some of the features were deemed to have some standard
> simplified interfaces (eg: sctp_sendmsg vs sendmsg)

Were deemed?  That's a matter of choice.  What's to simplify in
sendmsg() anyway?  Is it still possible to use the standard socket
interfaces directly?

> and netinet/sctp.h is provided separately at least in linux.

That's silly.  It's only a few structs and constants.  Anyhow, a
dependency on an optional header is more palatable than an entire lib
of dubious quality.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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