Subject: Re: inet_pton() spec non-conformance
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: None <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/08/2000 01:00:22
>>If I understand the issue, you want to change inet_aton() and inet_addr().
>>if inet_pton may not do historical processing, my suggestion is to create a
>>new inet_pton4_internal with an additional flag parameter.
>>if flag 0, accept historical addresses
>>if flat 1, don't.
>>then call inet_pton4_internal(...,...,1) from inet_pton4() and 
>>inet_pton4_internal(...,...,0) from inet_addr and inet_aton.
>That is the correct fix. 

	I don't intend to change inet_{addr,aton}().  they are supposed to 
	take short form.  the spec non-conformance is in inet_pton() only.

	i'll try to look into it.  thanks.