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Re[2]: cygwin 1.3.11-3: Strange variable contents when logging via telnet

Hello Christopher,

Wednesday, June 26, 2002, 4:47:25 PM, you wrote:

CF> On Wed, Jun 26, 2002 at 04:17:14PM +0200, Pavel Tsekov wrote:
>>PT> I've noticed that the inetd_dummy environment variable contains some
>>PT> strange value - is this the expected content of this variable ?
>>PT> inetd_dummy=$'xxx\201zdR\200\f\314Y\361\004'
>>More info:
>>I reverted back to 1.3.9 (I couldn't find 1.3.10 on my disk) and
>>inetd_dummy contains only "xxx" - without the double quotes.

CF> That's what I get with (the equivalent of) the most recent snapshot.

Oh, well :) It's pure luck though ! The good news is that the problem
doesn't lie in cygwin1.dll at all but in inetd.

Here is the snippet which deals with that 'inetd_dummy' env var -
inetd.c, line 702:

        /* space for daemons to overwrite environment for ps */
#define DUMMYSIZE   100
        char dummy[DUMMYSIZE];

        (void)memset(dummy, 'x', sizeof(DUMMYSIZE) - 1);
        dummy[DUMMYSIZE - 1] = '\0';
        (void)setenv("inetd_dummy", dummy, 1);

Obviously the memset () call is incorrect - the size argument should
either be DUMMYSIZE - 1 or sizeof (dummy) - 1.

Btw I haven't found the place where this environment variable
is used by the 'daemons', as the comment points. Maybe is is safe to
just remove it ! :)

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