Antwort: Re: clean_macro_chars() no longer called in utils.c in 2.0b1 ? [Virus scanned]

Sascha Runschke srunschke at
Fri Feb 11 00:29:06 CET 2005

>> Nagios 2.0b1 appears not to clean illegal characters from certain
>> macros as documented.
> You are correct.  The macro code was changed shortly before the beta 
> 1 release, and this one fell through the cracks.  I am posting a 
> patch to CVS shortly.

I'm still wondering if cleaning of unwanted chars is really the thing
to do. In my opinion it would be "more correct" to escape those
characters properly instead of just erasing them.
Some special characters might be needed for the actual output to
be readable and could get severely screwed up if characters get
totally stripped as in hampering the readability.

I am referring to an approach like for example PHP or most other
languages dealing with special characters (be it database in/output
or system calls), where you usually pipe the string through a
function like addslashes() which properly escapes unwanted characters.

Wouldn't that be much more feasible?


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