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Re: mac.c

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Alex Pilosov <alex(at)pilosoft(dot)com>, Larry Rosenman <ler(at)lerctr(dot)org>, Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>, pgsql-hackers(at)hub(dot)org
Subject: Re: mac.c
Date: 2000-07-27 15:40:41
Message-ID: Pine.BSF.4.21.0007271240060.2474-100000@thelab.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, 27 Jul 2000, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> > It'd be nice (tm). I am using mac address types now, and certainly going
> > to be upset if they just disappear in next postgres version :P)
> 
> No, I don't recommend removing the macaddr type.  It is fine in the main
> tree.  It is just the function that maps ethernet address to
> manufacturer that I am questioning.

sounds to me like a contrib item too ... 

> > However, this is definitely a contrib feature, not a core postgres item.
> > 
> > Probably the macaddr type should be also moved to that contrib directory.
> > 
> > I suggest that the contrib would include a query that creates mac_manuf
> > table and a 'macaddr_manuf(macaddr) returns varchar' function which would
> > do a 'select name from mac_manuf m where m.mac=mac_trunc(macaddr)' and a
> > 'mac_trunc(macaddr) returns macaddr' which would set the 3 lowest-order
> > nibbles to 0.
> > 
> > (I don't think macmanufacturer deserves a separate type).
> 
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