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Re: Bug in telnet from inetutils-2.2: Insufficient buffer space for long

From: Erik Auerswald
Subject: Re: Bug in telnet from inetutils-2.2: Insufficient buffer space for longish DISPLAY names
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2022 19:01:58 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hi Alfred,

On Sun, Feb 20, 2022 at 07:21:05PM +0100, Erik Auerswald wrote:
> On 19.02.22 20:27, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> >    On Sat, Feb 05, 2022 at 05:18:01PM +0100, Erik Auerswald wrote:
> >    > On 01.02.22 10:01, Erik Auerswald wrote:
> >    > >
> >    > >I am a colleague of Joerg and could reproduce the bug on Ubuntu
> >    > >GNU/Linux with a freshly built telnet client from GNU inetutils 2.2:
> >    > >[...]
> >    > [...]
> >    > Please let me know if you would like to use this patch, but would
> >    > first require me to complete copyright assignment paperwork.
> >
> >    Just in case it helps I have just sent the copyright assignment papers
> >    to the FSF.
> >[...]
> >I've sorta dropped the ball on this, sorry for that.  Do you want to
> >take the ball? Whip up the patches, etc?  And I'll hand out commit
> >(after approval) access for you when the paperwork is done.
> [...]
> I can expand the patches to comprise hopefully appropriate
> changes to the NEWS file, and provide a suitable commit message
> in a format usable with 'gitlog-to-changelog'.  I can do that
> using 'git format-patch' so the result can be applied easily to
> the development repository.

I have attached the output of "git format-patch origin" after locally
committing the patch for this issue and adding a NEWS entry.  Please let
me know if this looks OK.  Did I miss anything?

Best regards,
Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
                        -- Brian W. Kernighan

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