[rancid] Re: plus in the prompt?

Ed Ravin eravin at panix.com
Wed Mar 12 16:00:38 UTC 2008

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 11:34:27AM -0400, Andrew Brennan wrote:
> Isn't the hostname + domain name used in setting up a SSH key in IOS?

And other things, like setting up LAT names for Appletalk.  But IOS
accepts it and many other strange chars in the "hostname" command,
and I'm not going to argue with Cisco.  In the case of the LAT name,
Cisco issues a warning and works around it.

> You could always sell it as "+" isn't a valid character in a FQDN, so you
> can run into trouble later with some SSH clients having trouble connecting?

I could, but I would rather wait until it actually causes a problem
and then I can give the customer a real reason why it needs to be

> But, the code mod to support all possible characters in a hostname is more 
> likely the better way to go for cases like this.

Absolutely.  This is easy to fix and will make clogin more reliable.

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