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Re: Patches for Full Qualified, Mixed Case Hostnames

From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: Patches for Full Qualified, Mixed Case Hostnames
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 12:56:06 +0100 (MET)

Patched in 2.1.1

On 30 Nov, Bob Van Valzah wrote:
> Dear cfengine maintainers,
> I'm attaching three patches that I've found necessary to run cfengine in
> my environment.  Others wouldn't need these patches if they used
> hostnames that were not fully qualified or if they were fully qualified
> but used all lower case.
> I suspect that these patches make cfengine more general and also provide
> a very small speed improvement.  I'm just calling case insensative
> string comparisons whenever domain names are involved.  I'd guess that
> this is a tad faster than malloc()ing space for a lower case version of
> the domain name.
> Before incorporating these patches, you should check to make sure that
> strcasestr() is present on all platforms where strstr() is present. 
> I've only verified it for FreeBSD and Linux (RH 7.3).
> I should also say it's tricky to find out why cfengine doesn't work in
> an environment like mine.  Incorporating these patches into the source
> tree would save others the pain I've felt.
> Line numbers are relative to 2.1.0p1.
> Thanks for your consideration.  And thanks for your work on cfengine!
>       Bob

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