[PATCH] bind VTY to other interfaces than localhost

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Mon Feb 20 20:27:18 UTC 2012

Sylvain Munaut wrote:
> Unfortunately, it's changing libosmocore, so that makes it a whole lot
> more complex because you can't change the "shared" directory directly,
> we need to make the change to libosmocore then import the new
> libosmocore into the osmocom-bb git.

Yes, good point.

> And we have to maintain compatibility in libosmocore as much as
> possible if we don't want to break everything that calls telnet_init,
> so I would recommend introducing a new telnet_init_ex ? that takes the
> added parameter and keep telnet_init as compatibility.

Are there many uses of telnet_init which can not be fixed very quickly?

> Harald / Holger ? Do you see better ways to handle this sort of case ?

For a "locked" API there's no other way.. Either get the API right
the first time, or pass an extensible set of options. The former is
nice and neat, the latter is a little more complicated.

I think adding a new function is fine, but maybe choose a more
descript name than just the _ex suffix? :)


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