Ternary DNS Server in Network Information

Bug #1598803 reported by Dave Jury
This bug affects 1 person
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network-manager-applet (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm almost embarrassed to bother you with this - it's such a small issue - but still, I guess we need to know about everything big or small...

I have 3 DNS servers set up in my network connection, and when I go to connection information it shows me the Primary, Secondary and Ternary DNS ips. I'm sorry to be pedantic, but “Ternary” means “having three parts”. Operators in C# can be unary, binary or ternary – they take one, two or three operands. “Tertiary” means “third in order”. On this basis, it should be Primary, Secondary and Tertiary (not Ternary) DNS. If you would like to argue that it's an operand with 3 parts, then it should be Unary, Binary and Ternary DNS, however, the DNS servers are hit in order so I think P/S/T is correct.

Tags: bitesize
Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
tags: added: bitesize
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Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (cyphermox) wrote :

Triaged/Medium. Given that it's fixing a string, I can't really say it's high in priority, but it definitely should be fixed.

The fix should be relatively straightforward, thus earns the bitesize tag. I'm sending a patch upstream that changes this.

That said, it looks like (or at least, dictionary.com seems to think that) tertiary and ternary may be used interchangeably when it comes to expressing rank. Given that we're in the computing world though, and that ternary has another important meaning here, I still think it would be a good thing to disambiguate.

Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
importance: High → Medium
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