[PD] 0.43 should still be a test version

Martin martin.peach at sympatico.ca
Tue May 10 18:56:09 CEST 2011

On 10/05/11 12:10 PM, Matteo Sisti Sette wrote:
> On 05/08/2011 02:28 PM, IOhannes m zmölnig wrote:
>> i guess you are aware that not being able to "broadcast UDP packets" is
>> not a bug at all, it's simply a missing feature.
> No, I was not aware of that. Is it really? On windows, you can 
> broadcast UDP packets with a [netsend 1] by sending it a "connect" 
> message with an IP broadcast address, such as or 
> x.x.x.255 (where x.x.x is the local network address) which are the 
> standard IP addresses that are reserved for broadcast.
> On linux, you get a "permission denied" message if you do that and it 
> does not connect nor send packets. I seem to remember that someone 
> told me that in the Linux those addresses had been disabled (don't 
> know why), that is, that it had been possible to use them in past 
> versions.
I don't have any trouble here with [udpsend] and debian lenny.

> I thought a broadcast address was just an IP address like any other, 
> and I thought the operating system's network protocol stack took care 
> of broadcasting the packets that are addressed to that address. I 
> didn't know there was any need for a "feature" to implement it. That's 
> why I called it a bug. The "permission denied" message made me think 
> that the reason it didn't work was that Pd wasn't doing all it had to 
> do to get the permission to do the broadcasting, or something like 
> that...
Any time you get permission denied it's up to you to set the 
permissions. (If a program could do that, why have permissions at all?) 
Try running as root and see if it changes.


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