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Re: 7.2.2 - bug in matching host names?

John Stoffel stoffel@lucent.com
Thu, 8 Jul 2004 08:06:03 -0700 (PDT)

Bryan> On Fri, Jul 02, 2004 at 02:47:50PM -0400, John Stoffel wrote:
>> I personally think it's a bug, since it doens't TELL you that it's
>> expanding the name.  I need to turn this feature off completely.  

Bryan> i'll work on getting an option so you can turn that off.  it's
Bryan> not hard (at least in the 8.x.x code).  heck, if you want to
Bryan> strip it out, you can look in conserver/master.c and
Bryan> conserver/group.c and do it...but you'll have to dig through
Bryan> the code to find the relevant bits, as it changes depending on
Bryan> the version.  look for '"call"' in the 8.x.x world.  look for
Bryan> 'substring' (master.c) and 'S_HOST' (group.c) in the 7.x.x
Bryan> world.

Thanks for pointing this out, I'll see about taking a look at the 8.x
codebase and see if I can hack something in there to fix this.  Not
sure I've got the time though... 

Bryan> well, a whole lota people like the fact that you can shortcut
Bryan> the name.  so, kinda just depends on your outlook.

I'm stupid, I count on the computer to not let me be dumber than I
am.  Hopefully. :]  In this case, it's easy to also argue that having
two hosts have such similiar names is bad.  It's a legacy of
aquisitions and cuts in staff.  Mea cupla.  

Bryan> yeah, that would be nice too.  maybe something like that can be
Bryan> done.

This is a key thing to d, even if you do offer auto-completion turned
on by default. 

Bryan> oh, and i'm certainly going to update the manpage so that it's
Bryan> documented.  so, between the ability to turn it off and
Bryan> documenting the behavior, that should be a good start.

Thanks, that would be a big help.

   John Stoffel - Senior Unix Systems Administrator - Lucent Technologies
	 stoffel@lucent.com - http://www.lucent.com - 978-952-7548