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Re: minidlna buffer overflow on netbsd-8/amd64

Speaking of minidlna, the project has been renamed to ReadyMedia
apparently (see

On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 7:29 PM John D. Baker <> wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Feb 2020, John D. Baker wrote:
> > Looking at "/var/log/minidlna.log" has numerous entries of the form:
> >
> > [YYYY/MM/DD HH:MM:SS] upnphttp.c:1370: error: Rejecting wide link /amd/fileserver/mntpt/home/username/Public/Music/file.mp3 -> /amd/fileserver/mntpt/home/username/Public/Music/file.mp3
> The issue is that my public media folder has symbolic links that pointed
> outside the configured "media_dir".  There is a new configuration item
> "wide_links" which defaults to "no".  Setting it to "yes" and restarting
> 'minidlnad' solves the problem.
> So, minidlna on netbsd-9 does not suffer the buffer overflow problem
> when indexing the configured "media_dir"s that occurs on netbsd-8.  I
> can't upgrade my file server to netbsd-9 as the siisata card/driver that
> forms part of my RAID fails to identify the disks.
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