[PATCH] getaddrinfo and getnameinfo in libirs

Paul Vixie paul at redbarn.org
Tue Feb 21 19:13:58 UTC 2017

Petr Mensik wrote:
> I know about two places that use it.
> 1) delv tool
> 2) dhcp server from dhcp package. We have problem with that in Fedora.
> Dhcp server is linked against openldap library.
> Which when connecting to ldap server tries to use flag AI_ADDRCONFIG.
> But because libirs is linked against the same library before glibc, it grabs its call.
> It does not support such flag however, it always returns error.

yikes. libirs should be pulled out of the base system. it's
unmaintained. there's a newer version of all that code in libbind8,
which is maintained by the netbsd foundation.

> See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1205168

noone has touched libirs in over 15 years that i know of.

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> Petr Menšík
> Software Engineer
> Red Hat, http://www.redhat.com/
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul Vixie" <paul at redbarn.org>
> To: "Petr Mensik" <pemensik at redhat.com>
> Cc: "BIND workers" <bind-workers at lists.isc.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 7:39:50 PM
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] getaddrinfo and getnameinfo in libirs
> Petr Mensik wrote:
>> Hi.
>> It was pointed to me that bind libirs library provides getaddrinfo without prefix.
> libirs is old, dead code. where are you encountering it?

P Vixie

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