Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Thu Dec 22 21:20:08 UTC 2016
Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>:
> While following cruft, I noticed that auth is a keyword and that T_Auth is
> only used once in a way that seemed strange. The other usage is deep within
> the parser. It sets up a table. That seems cute rather than clean to me,
> but maybe there is some trick I don't appreciate.
I see this:
It's referenced from inside a 'reset' syntax.
> Look at config_reset_counters
> Looks like the loop and select can be replaced by a simple handful of calls,
> then the reset_counters slot in ptree goes away along with the wart in the
What loop and select?
I think the intent here is to enable you to type ":config reset auth" in
ntpq and reset the counter tracking authorization lookups.
> Windows using broadcast is plausible, but a quick scan with google doesn't
> find enough to convince me that it's an important use case.
Yes, I'm a bit dubious about that myself. But I can also believe that
Mark knows something I don't.
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