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Re: group.regex doesn't do regex (ITS#2788)
At 05:49 PM 10/22/2003, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>Full_Name: Ace SU-ares
>OS: Linux ?
>Submission from: (NULL) (188.8.131.52)
>when using group.regex in the 'by' clause of an ACL, the argument to group.regex may NOT be a regular expression (regex).
As noted on the software list, group.regex takes a replacement
string where replacements are made based upon a previously
evaluated regular name. The document in HEAD (and, IIRC, 2.2)
has been clarified.
>If the argument is a regex, the by
>clause will be dropped without an error (i.e. when reading the configuration
>file, no errors are triggered, and when using the clause while looking up
>access, it is silently dropped with no trace in the logfiles (with spald -d
Most skipping of by clauses is not logged. You're welcomed to
submit a patch to provide more logging.
>It is suggested by Kurt Zeilenga during mailing list discussion that this needed to be fixed in documentation. However, I would suggest that this would be fixed in code and that groupr.regex will take any proper regex.
The code is not considered broken. It's not a regex, it's a
I personally don't think it makes sense to support a regex here
as there is no reasonable string known to be associated with the
subject to be the target of the regex.
Hence, I'm inclined to reject your request.