[BUG] in glibc-2.1.1-6b: gethostbyname broken

Franz Sirl Franz.Sirl-kernel at lauterbach.com
Mon May 10 08:20:33 EST 1999

Am Sat, 08 May 1999 schrieb Martin Costabel:
>Under glibc-2.1.1-6b, I cannot do an NFS-mount using the numeric IP
>address of the server. Without even consulting the net, mount says:
>  mount: can't get address for xx.xx.xx.xx
>Under glibc-2.1.1-5b, it works correctly.
>I tracked this down to gethostbyname, which doesn't work correctly when
>fed a numeric IP address.
>If I run the the attached program as
> tstgethbn 
>I get a correct result when glibc-2.1.1-5b.ppc.rpm is installed, and an
>error when glibc-2.1.1-6b.ppc.rpm is installed. Both rpms are from
>Could someone who knows what changed between 5b and 6b please look into

Fixed in glibc-2.1.1-6c. This was a general bug in glibc-2.1.1pre2, I've
updated to a current glibc CVS snapshot which fixes it.

Thanks for your report.


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