Hosts.lpd invalid comment characters (UNIX)

Module: Network Integrity

This check reports systems with a hosts.lpd file that contains lines with exclamation point (!) or pound sign (#) characters. These characters are used to identify comments in other files, but they are invalid in the hosts.lpd file where they can cause unexpected results with some versions of lpd.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for Hosts.lpd invalid comment characters

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: Change Notification

UNIX (6417)

Title: Invalid comment character in hosts.lpd

Description:The hosts.lpd file contains comment characters (! and #) that are invalid because there is no provision for comments in this file. This can cause unexpected behavior on some versions of lpd.

Severity: yellow-1

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

Information Field Format: [Line num: %s; line: %s]