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Inetutils-1.3.2g, small problems

From: Bert De Knuydt
Subject: Inetutils-1.3.2g, small problems
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 15:18:32 +0100


Thanks for the good work, but ... I discovered some bugs/problems in the
latest 1.3.2g version.  Maybe you can take a look at this:

--> mkstemp is used without testing verifying existence.  (mkstemp
    e.g. does not exist on Ultrix)

--> on Ultrix (maybe on others), in poll.c time.h is not included, but
    needed, for struct timeval.

--> The getpass() problem is still there: getpass() gets, depending on the
    platform, only a limited number of characters (typically PASS_MAX,
    which is 16 on Ultrix and Tru64, but only 8 on e.g. HPUX and Solaris).
    This makes e.g. anonymous ftp difficult (give full email address as
    password ...)  So you should provide your own getpass() I'm afraid ...
    Where available, you can use getpassphrase(), which gives you 256

Greetings, Bert.

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