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Re: Minor feature additions

On Tuesday 07 July 2009 21:05:11 Chris Backas wrote:
> Hello all,

Hi Chris,

> 1) The known hosts file: Current libssh considers it an error
> condition if this does not exist. I don't really see why, but it
> causes us problems on our production machines because typically no
> one's ever run ssh on them directly before, so the file isn't there to
> begin with. We see no reason to have to go around to every machine and
> ensure this file exists first, so I did a simple modification in the
> 0.2 release that changes "file not found"  in ssh_parse_knownhost()
> from an error condition to a simple "return NULL", meaning "No match
> found".

I think there should be know error if the known_hosts file doesn't exist. At 
least it should be the choice of the application developer to fail here or 
not. Feel free to send a git patch.

> Could there be a simple option which determines whether not having a
> known hosts file is a real problem?

I don't think so and if then the application developer should handle it in 
this case. Maybe set the errno here.

> 2) In getai(), it saves a lot of futile DNS querying time to do
> something like this:
> hints.ai_flags |= AI_NUMERICHOST;
> Obviously, if you know ahead of time that you're supplying a plain IP
> Address. Could there be a way to tell libssh that this is the case and
> add that flag to the hints conditionally?

I think we could add a function for this. Aris?


	-- andreas

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Re: Minor feature additionsAris Adamantiadis <aris@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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