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Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2017 18:08:35 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: open issues

On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 02:51:05PM -0500, A. Wilcox wrote:
> Hash: SHA256
> On 29/08/17 21:06, Rich Felker wrote:
> > Pending due to open question about desired behavior:
> > 
> > - getservbyport(_r) should not report numeric ports 
> >
> What's the question?  I'd be happy to answer.

I don't recall whether it appeared in the original thread, but I'm
unclear on whether a matching change for consistency is needed to
getservbyname[_r] -- if decimal strings are not considered service
records for the purpose of reverse mapping (as a result of the
proposed change to getservbyport[_r]) then should they also not be
records in the forward mapping? I want to know what other
implementations do and evaluate whether the inconsistency or the
inability to forward-map decimal port strings is more of a problem.


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