[Bug 2763] Broken parsing of link-local addresses when interface contains upper-case letter

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Damien Miller <djm at mindrot.org> changed:

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--- Comment #8 from Damien Miller <djm at mindrot.org> ---
Created attachment 3086
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don't lowercase but explicitly canonicalise address

I just realised that the previous patch will cause problems for people
who have learned hostkeys for IPv6 addresses and then subsequently
attempt to connect to them but using upper-case addresses, e.g.

ssh FE80::1%lo0

This skips the lowercasing for addresses but still sends them through a
getaddrinfo()/getnameinfo() wash to render them in canonical form. This
should preserve uppercase interface scopes (modulo bugs in libc).

It also aborts hostname canonicalisation for address-like strings that
don't parse as addresses, such as addresses with unrecognised interface

BTW, Darren - someone replaced all the bzero() calls with memset() in
OpenSSH a while back. I complained at the time, but I don't want to be
the guy who adds the first one back in :/

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