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Re: [Nmh-workers] More old crap: "servers" entry in mts.conf

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] More old crap: "servers" entry in mts.conf
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 18:28:05 +0000

Ken Hornstein wrote:
>So I was wallowing through sbr/client.c, and I came across some weird
>code that kicks into place when you prefix a \01 in front of a hostname
>in the "servers" line in mts.conf.  It turns out that when you do that,
>the code in client.c calls getnetbyname() on this name and then
>iterates over all of the hosts available (using gethostent()) and tries
>to connect to every server on the named network.

Yuck, embedded non-printable characters?! Please do get rid of this.
I can't say it seems very useful (how hard can it be to just list the
servers to try explicitly?)

-- PMM

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