netstat --numeric-ports also shows hosts only in numeric format

Bug #348139 reported by ugemkow
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
net-tools (Debian)
net-tools (Ubuntu)
Won't Fix

Bug Description

Binary package hint: net-tools

Output from 'lsb_release -rd'

Description: Ubuntu jaunty (development branch)
Release: 9.04

According to the man page of netstat, netstat --numeric-ports "shows numerical port numbers but does not affect
the resolution of host or user names". In reality, this option also leads to a ip-address display of hosts (which
is wrong, unwanted and different from previous versions).

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haikufan (haikufan) wrote :

This also happens in 11.04 Narwhal with the latest patches.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in net-tools (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Ewan Mellor (ewanmellor) wrote :

Seen on "Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS" with net-tools 1.60-24.1ubuntu2.

Ken Sharp (kennybobs)
tags: added: i386 jaunty natty precise trusty
Changed in net-tools (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
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Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. I'm catching up on old bugs today.

This sounds like a valid bug, but I don't think it's worth diverging Ubuntu over this due to the additional maintenance effort this would require. So I don't think we'll fix this in Ubuntu until after upstream have released the fix. I'm going to mark this "Won't Fix" in Ubuntu to reflect this. We can change this status if needed if upstream decide to do something about this bug.

The best way to make progress on this bug would be to check that it still affects the latest upstream release, check for an existing bug upstream, report it if necessary and send patches directly upstream.

Changed in net-tools (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: needs-upstream-report
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