Number: 974

Date:  4-May-84 10':24':54

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: Don''t use Obsolete clearinghouse entry modification hacks with Services 8.0

Assigned To: vanMelle

Attn: Release

Status: Fixed


Problem Type: Bug

Impact: Serious

Difficulty: Easy

Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Absolutely

System: Communications

Subsystem: NS Protocols



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["vanMelle" "25-Aug-84 21':11':25" Assigned% To': Attn': Status':(Open->Fixed) Description':]

Description: '
Date': 27-Apr-84  0':16':05 PST'
Subject': this also probably goes for the entries from Lisp for adding a user...'
To': cooper, LispSupport'
cc': vanMelle'
What should be done?'
Date': 25 Apr 84 17':57':17 PST (Wednesday)'
From': Gealy.PA'
Subject': Obsolete clearinghouse entry modification hacks'
To': MesaHacks↑'
cc': SDD-DistSvc↑, Gealy'
Reply-To': Gealy.PA'
This message concerns you if you use hacks to modify clearinghouse entries.'
There are some hacks that change clearinghouse entries. For example, the hack CHUtility may be used to modify user passwords and to register workstations. With Services 8.0, the format of many clearinghouse entries has changed. Since these hacks do not write entries of the current format, they should not be used to edit entries in domains served by Services 8.0 clearinghouses. If you do, YOU WILL PROBABLY MANGLE THE ENTRY.'
If you are not sure if a hack uses current entry formats, contact the hack''s owner. As of today, most are obsolete. '
Domains currently served by Services 8.0, and offlimits to obsolete hacks, are'
  OSBU Bayshore':Xerox'
  OSBU North':Xerox'
  OSBU South':Xerox'
The Clearinghouse Implementors'
Date': 25 Aug 84 21':10 PDT'
Subject': Re': AR#974': Don''t use Obsolete clearinghouse entry modification hacks with Services 8.0'
To': Masinter, LispSupport'
Fixed, in that I removed CH.ADD.USER.  Don''t know what, if anything, should replace it, as I don''t think we have any documentation of what the Clearinghouse''s exec command Add User does, exactly.  We could probably guess, but I''m not interested in mangling PARC':Xerox entries...'


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Edit-By: vanMelle

Edit-Date: 25-Aug-84 21':11':26