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Re: blacklist -> blocklist in current


On Jun 15, 2020, at 2:35 PM, Kamil Rytarowski <> wrote:

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On 15.06.2020 20:05, Alexander Nasonov wrote:
Christos Zoulas wrote:

Hello folks,

I've renamed blacklist to blocklist, so if you are currently using it,
you should rename things accordingly:

- rc.conf variable
- /var/db/blacklist.db file
- npf table name

Apologies for the inconvenience,

I doubt that you can express a concept of exclusion without offending
anyone. E.g. the new term reminds me of blockades.

Whitelist/blacklist is a regular term in computing. I have never seen
'blocklisting' before.

According to blacklisting 4560 results vs blocklisting 51,
while blocklisting is (or was) more associated with other terms like
listing block coverage (as opposed to branch coverage).

New name/term is confusing.


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