[lsb-discuss] potential lsb-apache FVT problem and /etc/services

Thorsten Kukuk kukuk at suse.de
Wed Aug 23 06:36:03 PDT 2006

On Tue, Aug 22, Fujinaka, Todd wrote:

> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: lsb-discuss-bounces at lists.freestandards.org [mailto:lsb-discuss-
> >bounces at lists.freestandards.org] On Behalf Of Thorsten Kukuk
> >Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 2:29 PM
> >
> >On Tue, Aug 22, Mark Brown wrote:
> >
> >> > SuSv3 makes absolutely zero guarantees what getservbyport() will do
> if
> >> > there are multiple entries like this.  A valid implementation,
> given
> >> > the IANA list installed in /etc/services, could return the first,
> the
> >> > second, or none at all
> >>
> >> Nope, it will *always* return the first entry that matches, as
> searched
> >> from the beginning. The "www" entries will never be reached by
> >> getservbyport(). They *will* be reached by getservbyname(www).
> >
> >You make the assumption that getservbyport will parse /etc/services.
> >What happens if somebody use a real database as used as backend for
> >NIS?
> Aren't we just talking about the LSB Functional Verification Test? Do
> people go to all the trouble of setting up NIS, etc, to check if their
> distros pass the FVT? Or are the "bare bones" set-ups tested?

Which trouble? If you install a SUSE Linux product, this are two
additional mouse clicks. Which means of course we setup up NIS all 
the  times. Or LDAP/kerberos, depending on in which test lab the 
machine is located.


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