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Re: 16 year old bug

On Tue, 24 Aug 2010 09:25:10 +0200 Joerg Sonnenberger
<> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 11:21:37PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> > That's silly.  A bitmask is a bitmask, and there's nothing
> > magical or difficult about masked compare.  Even the bug OpenBSD
> > just fixed -- now that it basically doesn't matter any more -- is
> > hardly complex nor is the fix so.
> The issue with non-cont netmask is that it dramatically complicates
> the lookup code. I'd say that at least 1/3 of the radix tree
> implementation is just related to this "feature".

And is rarely tested, and thus more likely to be a place where bugs
lurk, including security bugs.

Perry E. Metzger      

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