On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, Tom Lane wrote:
> A more interesting question is whether the system needs to provide any
> assisting functions that aren't there now. The lookup function you guys
> are postulating seems like it would be (in the simple cases)
> create function my_network(inet) returns cidr as
> 'select network from my_networks where ???'
as in my mail:
select network from my_network where network>>$1 order by
network_prefix(network) desc limit 1;
(i.e. if many networks cover the ip address, pick the one with longest
prefix). The only hard question here, how to properly index this table.
This sounds like a perfect application of user-defined index method.
I need to look up documentation on how they work...
However, this probably won't pose a major problem in production: the
networks table will be relatively small.
> Maybe it's too late at night, but I'm having a hard time visualizing
> what the ??? condition is and whether any additional system-level
> functions are needed to make it simple/efficient.
Actually, you can scratch my proposal. I realise it could be inconvenient
for some people.
I'll be probably putting all my hosts as inet::xxx/32, have the above
lookup function to get real network, and do operations on that.
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