Re: [tkined] Core dump on "dns name"

From: Juergen Schoenwaelder (
Date: Thu Jun 29 2000 - 15:18:55 MET DST

>>>>> Christian B Wiik writes:

Christian> Searched the archives, but couldn't see this mentioned:

Christian> % scotty % dns name zsh: segmentation fault
Christian> (core dumped) scotty

Christian> The IP is special in that it returns 27 hostnames on a
Christian> regular 'host'.

Christian> Tried this on 3 different computers. All running different
Christian> RedHat releases. One with tcl/tk 8.3 and the others with
Christian> 8.0. Locally compiled scotty 2.1.10 on them all.

There is a #define MAXRESULT 10 in tnmDns.c. Increasing this number
helps to get things working. But there are obviously bounds checks
missing to prevent the core dump in the first place...


Juergen Schoenwaelder      Technical University Braunschweig
<>  Dept. Operating Systems & Computer Networks
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