DNS cleanup - broadcast

Eric S. Raymond esr at thyrsus.com
Tue Apr 11 12:24:33 UTC 2017

Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>:
> I've started serious work on the DNS cleanup.  It will probably take several 
> of days - maybe longer.

/me bows in Hal's direction.

Not an easy job.  Good luck.

> What's the current story on broadcast?  What do we support?  Does anybody 
> test it?
> I know we ripped out a lot of that stuff, but it's still a keyword for the 
> parser and still documented.
> T_Broadcast is only used in get_correct_host_mode() which turns it into  
> MODE_BROADCAST, and that is only referenced in i_require_authentication()

This is what the feature-change list says:

* Broadcast- and multicast client modes, which are impossible to
  secure, have been removed. Broadcast (but not multicast) service can
  still be enabled, though this is a deprecated and unsupported mode
  of operation and may be entirely removed in a future release.

I don't know if the remaining broadcast support has been tested.
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