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  1. Modules
  2. MODULES-7474

Puppet should recognize BOM in a hosts file

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    • Bug
    • Status: Accepted
    • Normal
    • Resolution: Unresolved
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    • host_core
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    Description

      Windows hosts files are encoded as ANSI, however some devices and software write entries to the hosts file in other encodings such as UTF-16. Puppet consumes the hosts file as Encoding.default_external instead of recognizing the UTF-16LE BOM and then writes the file back out as Encoding.default_external, leading to issues such as inserting whitespace between every character in the previous entries, which breaks Windows networking.

      Puppet should check for a BOM in the hosts file first, then if one is detected load the file accordingly / preserve the content of the file.

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              paul.schaffer Paul Schaffer
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