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Re: [gpsd-users] Binding gpsd to a specific ip address/port only?

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: [gpsd-users] Binding gpsd to a specific ip address/port only?
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 23:57:02 -0700

Yo Tor!

On Thu, 19 Sep 2019 08:39:33 +0200
Tor Rune Skoglund <address@hidden> wrote:

> Am I right in concluding that gpsd by itself cannot be limited to
> bind to specific ip addresses (e.g. similar to apache's Listen
> <ipaddress> directive and sshd's ListenAddress <ipaddress:port>), but
> always grabs all ips when making it available for network access ?

Yeah.  This has been annoying people for a while...

> What is the correct procedure to suggest a patch or to add this
> feature?

Post a patch on this list, or make a Merge Request on GitLab.

Past time to get this fixed, so patches welcome.  I would guess
a new command line option for what IPs to bind to.

> (My use case is two-fold for this: Firstly; to limit the access to
> gpsd on specific LAN(s) or interface(s) only - could have used
> iptables, or course, but that creates an unwanted additional
> management step. Secondly, we use a container-based systems which
> disallows the use of the same port number in the container if the
> host binds to . So in this latter case we just want to bind
> gpsd to the host's LAN address.)

Good reasons.

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