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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