[Pkg-xmpp-devel] Bug#493599: pushing udns into squeeze
jmm at inutil.org
Mon Dec 7 23:06:18 UTC 2009
On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 11:12:24PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo:
> > While udns has no entered etch or lenny, we should reconsider that
> > situation in the case of squeeze. Some software in Debian depends or
> > may be improved while depending on udns.
> udns doesn't handle truncation, so it won't play well with the
> PowerDNS recursor (which doesn't support EDNS).
> It does not use a connected UDP socket, so it won't notice ICMP
> errors. (This means that it's only suitable for long-running
> The escape sequences it uses inside TXT records are hexadecimal, not
> decimal, as it is standard for DNS software.
> The domain name parser triggers undefined behavior for certain inputs
> because it performs out-of-bound pointer arithmetic. This is unlikely
> to cause practical problems with current GCC versions (but LTO might
> change this).
> Sorry for being unconstructive, but I really don't think we need yet
> another DNS resolver in Debian.
Thadeu, since no package uses current udns and upstream recommends
switching to ldns, should we go ahead and remove udns from the
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