Bug 701 - Problem with NISDOMAINNAME environment variable
Summary: Problem with NISDOMAINNAME environment variable
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dhcpcd
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-01-06 11:38 UTC by morris
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-01-06 23:09:32 UTC

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Description morris 1999-01-06 11:38:12 UTC
The NISDOMAINNAME environment variable is incorrectly set.
Some invalis characters are added at the end of the string.
The following patch seems to correct the problem by adding
a null character at the end of the string.
--- hostinfo.c.ORG      Mon Jan  4 12:59:07 1999
+++ hostinfo.c  Wed Jan  6 12:30:27 1999
@@ -215,6 +215,7 @@
        switch ( flag ) {
          case OT_STRING:
                strncpy(env, optp+1, *optp);
+               env[*optp] = '\0';
                if ( setenv(name, env, 1) < 0 ) {
                        logRet("setenv (addHostInfo):
insufficient space");

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-01-06 23:09:59 UTC
I have not been able to replicate this problem on test lab machines.
Also most of our workstations use NIS and have not reported this
problem with 5.2.

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