Mark Crispin (MRC@SIMTEL20.ARPA)
Tue 22 Apr 86 22:48:14-MST
This bug must be in the ISI version of TOPS-20. The standard
versions of TOPS-20 (5.4 and 6.1) fold the case correctly. That
is, user host names to look up are folded prior to doing the table
lookup, and when the host table is loaded all names are converted
to uppercase. Then MONET.Berkeley.EDU => MONET.BERKELEY.EDU. This
is done in the RDFLD routine.
I wouldn't be surprised if the hash lookup failed if the strings
were stored in mixed case, that is if RDFLD didn't fold case.
Probably that's what happened at ISI.
Alternatively, you could have been bit by SNDMSG. I'm surprised
that people still use that ancient tool.
-- Mark --
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