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Re: NSHost name
Re: NSHost name
Mon, 19 May 2014 10:16:28 +0200
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Richard Frith-Macdonald wrote:
Ok! fine, I expected some smartness which is not guaranteed, the method
can just return any of the names.
If you look at the documentation (either the GNUstep documentation or the Apple
documentation) you will see that your expectation is misguided ... the -name
method returns*a* name of the host, not necessarily any particular one.
In GWorkspace, which was affected by this, I enhanced the logic by
getting all names and using some heuristic prior to applying the already
existing "cleaning" of the FQDN.
If you have code which prefers particular names, you should use the -names
method to get all the names for the host, and then use some heuristic to pick
the one you prefer to use.
I can essentially have
"localhost" + any other names, then I give preference to the others.
I may have "myHost" and then I pick that, I can have "myHost.aa.bb" for
a FQDN, in that case I try to pick myHost if available, else, if only
the FQDN exist, then the existing "cleaning" logic that gets the first
name before the "." remains in place.
Tries to work fine here and fixes my OpenBSD laptop too!
In my other small tool where I was experiencing this and which led me to
this analysis, I used localizedName and it appears to work for me! it
returns "myHost" instead of localhost and that's enough for me. If it
were a FQDN, it would be fine too. Essentially, give me just any other
available name, if there is one, besides localhost.
All that being said ... I suspect the behavior you are looking for is that of
the -localizedName method Apple added in OSX 10.6
I've just hacked in a quick implementation (untested) in svn trunk that you
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