Subject: Re: kern/10301: NETATALK should have better diagnostics than "ddp_route: oops"
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/08/2000 13:50:41
> On Tue, Jun 06, 2000 at 12:44:26PM -0700, Erik E. Fair wrote:
> > >Description:
> >     The diagnostic "ddp_route: oops" is hardly descriptive enough.
> >     What does this mean? I am reminded of Opus and Oliver Wendell
> >     Jones the Hacker from Bloom County...
> I think you can safely ignore them. I get them on my machines too, it doesn't
> seem to cause any harm.

"Harm" is not the point. The combination of Netatalk and various MacOS
versions is not exactly quirk-free; and wasting time digging through
several source trees for the origin of kewl&lazy error messages /
diagnostics can be pretty annoying. 

Having given battle to pap/psf while getting them to work with an oldish
QMS printer, I am all with Eric here.

> This seems to happen when there's an inconsistency in routing, I'm not sure
> how this happens but, it may be normal to get these from time to time when a
> router is down and routes expires ...

There _are_ problems with Netatalk in that area (I can only get
asun-2.1.[34] to work when I make the 1.4.1 machine a router) so a
logged diagnostic had better made sense.


"It's never straight up and down"  (DEVO)