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Re: Cleaning up the INET/CIDR mess

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Greg Stark <gsstark(at)mit(dot)edu>, andrew(at)supernews(dot)com, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Cleaning up the INET/CIDR mess
Date: 2006-01-25 17:29:04
Message-ID: 200601251729.k0PHT4m00177@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Greg Stark <gsstark(at)mit(dot)edu> writes:
> > I wonder if this would be an opportunity to fix Postgres's handling of
> > addresses like '10.1'.
> 
> You've mistaken this for a proposal to change the I/O behavior, which
> it is specifically not.
> 
> > The standard interpretation of this is the same as '10.0.0.1'.
> 
> Standard according to whom?  Paul Vixie evidently doesn't think that
> that's a standard abbreviation, else the code we borrowed from libbind
> would do it already.

Agreed.  10.1 as 10.0.0.1 is an old behavior which has been removed from
most modern versions of networking tools.

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