Hypothetically, if someone were to certify everybody who certified him at the same level, everybody would certify him as Master, to get the equivalent level themselves. As more people did this the value of his counter-certification would increase as he'd become very well-connected.
Stayed at work late last night, got half the required amount of sleep, flaked aout at about 5pm and went home to sleep some more. Now awake again (it's about 1am)
More sockets. gethostbyname now works, and I feel a rant about type punning coming on (why do they pretend IP addresses are "network-endian integers" - wouldn't life be a zillion times easier if everyone just admitted it's an array of 4 bytes?)