[collectd] Bug#455162: please do not do reverse lookups

Florian Forster octo at verplant.org
Sun Dec 9 10:41:13 CET 2007

Hi Simon,

thanks for your bug report :)

On Sun, Dec 09, 2007 at 07:54:01AM +0100, Simon Richter wrote:
> some of collectd's plugins, most notably ntp, attempt to perform a
> reverse lookup on some hosts, and use the result as the file name.

Do you have other examples? A quick grep only revealed the ntpd plugin.

> This has several disadvantages:
Omitted for clarity. Please see the following URL for Simon's full bug

Sold. I'll add this as an option to the ntpd plugin, so you can disable
the lookups in the configfile. Changing the default behavior would break
backwards compatibility though.

> Version: 3.10.4-1+b3

Since this is a new features it will not make it in the 3.11.* versions
but the new 4.3.0 feature release. This is of course independent of what
Sebastian includes as patches in the Debian package.

Florian octo Forster
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