Bug 9579

Summary: ipcalc should return hostnames in lower case
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Matthew Miller <mattdm>
Component: initscriptsAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
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Version: 6.1CC: rvokal
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Description Matthew Miller 2000-02-19 02:40:16 UTC
While DNS is technically case-insensitive, hostnames are traditionally
expressed in all-lower case. ipcalc figures out hostnames by doing a
reverse lookup, which is generally ok, but some DNS servers are
(aesthetically speaking) misconfigured such that they return ALL CAPS or
even MiXeD cAsE. ipcalc should default to lower-casing this string before
setting hostname values. (Fixing the DNS servers would be the ideal, but
often those are admin'd from On High and can't/won't easily be changed.)

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-01-30 22:14:20 UTC
Done in 5.60-1. I think it's somewhat silly, though. ;)

Comment 2 Matthew Miller 2001-01-30 22:23:40 UTC
Wonderful, thanks. :)