perl_access hash value length limit?

Russ Allbery rra at
Wed Jan 12 18:33:16 UTC 2011

Florian Schlichting <fschlich at CIS.FU-Berlin.DE> writes:

> The rejection of longer configuration lines looks quite intentional in
> the parser code. I'm not entirely sure about the new parser
> (lib/confparse.c); it uses a buffer size of 8192 as well, but I think it
> will resize the buffer if necessary, and it's also possible to continue
> a string over multiple lines. So I think a proper fix would be to
> convert readers.conf to the new parser, but I'm not sure if anybody
> intends to go forward with that in the forseeable future...

Yup, the new parser has no arbitrary limits; the buffer there will be
resized as needed to get all of a token.

Switching to the new parser is unfortunately a fair bit of work, although
it would clean up a lot of nnrpd code.

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