[PATCH] Junos output contains NULL bytes

Faidon Liambotis paravoid at debian.org
Thu Jul 2 16:35:29 UTC 2009

Nick Hilliard wrote:
> Are you using ipv6 to connect to irrtoolset.isc.org?  I have had trouble
> like this previously on ipv6.
Yes but why's that of any significance to just the "reporting bugs" part
of Trac?

> ah, you mean nul octets.  NULL is a void pointer, usually (void *)0; nul
> is \0.
NULL, NUL, nul, 0, '\0', ends :-)

> Yep, looks like it's generating garbage.  I'll take a look at the patch
> later and see what it's doing.  Unfortunately, i don't have any junipers
> to test this output on.
Just verify that it's semantically correct and isn't generating any
garbage. Testing on a Juniper wouldn't work anyway, the Junos modules
has some serious bugs that make them generate invalid output (e.g.
reordered statements).

We're currently working around them using a post-process filter but
since we actually have a responsive upstream now, we decided to devotge
some time and actually fix them.


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