INN 2.4.3 readers.conf bug (hostname)

Russ Allbery rra at
Sat Aug 26 05:38:19 UTC 2006

Brandon Hume <hume at Den.BOFH.Ca> writes:

> There's an apparent problem with hostname-based reader authentication on
> IPv6 platforms.

> The function Address2Name () doesn't make assumptions as to the case of the
> returned hostname, making sure to lowercase it before return, as uwildmat
> seems to be a case sensitive function.

> Address2Name6 doesn't canonicalize the hostname in the same way, it returns
> it in exactly the same way as the resolver.  This causes problems if the
> returned hostname has mixed case.

> The easiest fix is this (against nnrpd/nnrpd.c):

Good catch.  Thanks, applied.

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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