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Re: domain/realm-mapping

On Thu, 2 Dec 1999, Holger van Lengerich wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Dec 1999, Leif Johansson wrote:
> > > On Wed, 1 Dec 1999, Frank Cusack wrote:
> In my opinion Heimdal should be aware of NIS-configurations like ours,
> because they aren't very uncommon.

Hi again,

After looking in the source of heimdal, I have an idea, how the desired
behavior (Heimdal uses FQDN instead of crippled NIS hostnames) can be

Patch  function  "roken_gethostby{name|addr}()" in
   "./lib/roken/roken_gethostname.c", which does
 	- dns_lookup( hostname,"A") or
          dns_lookup("%d.%d.%d.%d.in-addr.arpa", "PTR")
        - return first string of first A RR (fqdn) if dns_query succeeds,
          NULL otherwise.

This behaviour may be switched by an compiler-switch. (i suggest

Would this do the job or are there better ways to do this? 

If I implement this, is there a chance that the patch is applied to official
heimdal release?


 Holger van Lengerich - University of Paderborn - Dept. of Computer Science
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