passing values to client: how big?

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz at
Tue Jan 13 18:25:13 UTC 2009

--On Tuesday, January 13, 2009 10:12:05 AM -0800 "David W. Hankins" 
<David_Hankins at> wrote:

>> There is also a facility to redefine the server and file fields as
>> option  space, this gives an extra 192 bytes for options.
> This is also semi-automatic.  It obviously can't work if you've
> configured a file or server-name parameter.  If the server needs
> the extra space, and these fields aren't already in use directly,
> it automatically uses them for 'option overloading'.

There are options that can be used for carrying a filename and/or 
nextserver when the overload option is used.  It would seem appropriate for 
the server to use these automatically when appropriate.

-- Jeff

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