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Re: Question around of remote description

From: Frank Crawford
Subject: Re: Question around of remote description
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 21:16:59 +1000
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On Wed, 2020-06-17 at 08:15 +0200, Eric L. Zolf wrote:
> Hi,
> More details: if you backup to/from a remote site, the description is
> of
> the form `host::path` (e.g. `rdiff-backup /home
> myuser@myhost::/srv/backup/homebak`), and the current quoting allows
> to
> have the double colons (::) somewhere in the `host` or `path` part of
> the remote description. And the question is if anybody knows of a
> concrete use case for this possibility?

One case that may be used is if you create a file or directory based on
an IPv6 address, similar to what is sometime done in syslog or other
network logging programs that log to a file/directory based on the
hostname, but if it doesn't have a reverse entry.


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