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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: Apache 1.2b6 Released! (fwd)
Date Mon, 27 Jan 1997 18:39:38 GMT

First candidate for HAVE_SNPRINTF I suppose.



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Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 08:21:58 -0800
From: Fred Condo <>
Subject: Re: Apache 1.2b6 Released!

At 3:21 AM -0800 1/27/97, Brian Behlendorf wrote:
>Most significantly, we have replaced a majority of the calls to "sprintf"
>to "snprintf", which should help prevent the type of stack-scribbling hole
>as was found recently in mod_cookies.  Because "snprintf" isn't in
>libraries on all machines, we have provided our own snprintf utility - if
>your platform has an "snprintf" routine which is considered stable and
>robust, let us know at and we will consider having it
>use the native version on your platform. By default Apache will use its
>own snprintf routine.

FreeBSD 2.X has the snprintf routine, as I'm sure many people have told you
by now :)

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