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Re: Question around of remote description

From: EricZolf
Subject: Re: Question around of remote description
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 12:43:17 +0000

IPv6, what is this brand new technology? :-P

Seriously, good point, it might prevail before I retire... OK, we keep the 
complicated code, not a big deal, it works...

Thanks, Eric

On June 17, 2020 11:16:59 AM UTC, Frank Crawford <frank@crawford.emu.id.au> 
>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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