Bug 9579 - ipcalc should return hostnames in lower case
ipcalc should return hostnames in lower case
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-02-18 21:40 EST by Matthew Miller
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:12 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-18 21:40:16 EST
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Description Matthew Miller 2000-02-18 21:40:16 EST
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 17:14:20 EST
Done in 5.60-1. I think it's somewhat silly, though. ;)
Comment 2 Matthew Miller 2001-01-30 17:23:40 EST
Wonderful, thanks. :)

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