On Samstag, 14. April 2018 10:11:28 CEST Antonio Quartulli wrote: > An error message like like "returned invalid all-zero mac address" (or > "multicast address") might help to distinguish similar "ambiguities" in > the future. No?
The current interface for the translation is "give me a string and I return NULL or a mac address". The resolving of the IPs for hostnames and the check of the neighbor table are done on an "I take what I get first" approach. Your suggestion would involve a change of this interface and parsing of additional information and tracking of states to make sure that the "best" result is returned (or a special error state). This is nothing which I will implement now. Should I drop the patch for now? Kind regards, Sven
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