invalid ip addr on hg serve

Andreas Axelsson andreas.axelsson at
Mon Mar 31 04:29:19 CDT 2008

While not being a network wizard, I have worked with and programmed
computers of various flavors for the last 25 years. I still didn't know that was a standard notation for "all interfaces". (I'm not a Linux
hacker by trade) I might have come to that conclusion, but that's from
experience, not a fact I've got stored away. "all interfaces" would at least
have some sort of meaning, even if it's still cryptic to those who didn't
even know there was an interface, but we could also update the documentation
with some pointers to one or more "beginner's guide to networking" or

Some of us know more than others, but I don't think we should let "the curse
of knowledge" get in the way of making a tool that is both powerful and


-----Original Message-----
From: mercurial-bounces at [mailto:mercurial-bounces at]
On Behalf Of Mark A. Flacy
Sent: den 30 mars 2008 22:10
To: mercurial at
Subject: Re: invalid ip addr on hg serve

On 03/30/2008 09:26:59 AM, TK Soh wrote:
> Are you suggesting that a user "should at least learn the basics of
> TCP/IP" before typing 'hg serve' and hit <enter>? I hope not.
> Mercurial is an SCM, I will be surprised that networking basics is on
> the list of prerequisites.

If you are going to operate your own http server, it ought to be.

Mark A. Flacy

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