Markus Wanner <mar...@bluegap.ch> writes: > Considering that Postgres is not unlikely to write INET types to > permanent storage, its values should better survive a reboot. And while > I have some doubts about persistence of interface names, those clearly > have a higher chance of surviving a reboot compared to interface > indices. Therefore, I'd advocate resolving interface indices (if given) > to interface names using if_indextoname(3) and let INET types store only > names.
What will you do on machines without if_indextoname()? More importantly, on what basis do you conclude that the inet type will only be asked to store link-local addresses that are currently valid on the local machine? It is not very hard to think of applications where that wouldn't be the case. I think a better plan is just to store the zone string verbatim. It is not our job to check its validity or try to determine which spellings are equivalent. regards, tom lane -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers