[Swan-dev] get rid of getnetbyname() /etc/networks?
D. Hugh Redelmeier
hugh at mimosa.com
Sun May 2 18:17:48 UTC 2021
Comments I added recently:
+ * try a name from /etc/networks
+ * Seems pretty obsolete:
+ * - latest RFC, 1101, dated April 1989
+ * - IPv4 only
+ * - doesn't support classless networks
+ * - Window has it
We are using this as a fallback when DNS doesn't resolve a name.
We are not even using it to find a network, only an IP address.
Does anyone use this?
Should anyone use this?
Can we just delete this stuff from our code?
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