[Mono-dev] HttpListener

Greg Young gregoryyoung1 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 16:29:13 UTC 2015

I have been going through a bunch of this code lately after seeing
many ... interesting behaviours. I understand that much of the derp in
this code is due to not having IIS and MS having an IIS centric API
but wow. Some gems I have found...

1) synchronous dns calls being made...
2) I want to listen on but I want to support a host
header of whateverdomain can't resolve whatever domain then bind
listeners to all ips on machine.
3) Same as above but dns entry has multiple ips it resovles to [0]
doesnt match see #2
4) Anything at all to do with elastic ips
5) Exceptions thrown to calling code with http status codes in them (I
think this is ms legacy but is a pretty biog wtf)
6) failure parsing ip address says bind all interfaces on machine (huh?)

Perhaps it makes sense to expose a "Microsoft Http Compatibility
Layer" and then have a "Sane API if you want to use it"

I dont mind putting some time in on these but is this even worthwhile
or is the plan to just burn this code with fire and move to something
sane in general?


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