Are Duplicate Signature ID Prefixes Possible?

(Rhazul) #1

I’ve been working through some of the issues raised on the Tripwire repository and someone has brought to my attention the possibility that two or more signatures in a system may use the same prefix eg. ABC-123 and ABC-456.

As is, I’m sure all mapping software assumes that this is not the case, uses a 3 digit prefix for each signature and proceeds to overwrite the original if there is another with the same prefix.

As this is not something I can recall seeing, I was wondering whether anyone can confirm whether such a situation is possible? Would be nice if someone at CCP (@CCP_Falcon) can chime in here!

If it is the case then I guess I’ll take up the challenge of fixing this issue in Tripwire.

(Chance Ravinne) #2

It’s possible. Someone in WINGSPAN just raised this as an issue with our bookmarking procedure this week.

(Rhazul) #3


I’ll start to take a proper look into this on Monday and start work on a fix now I know its possible.

@Chance_Ravinne do you have any input on how you’d see this working from a users point-of-view? At the moment if a duplicate is detected you’re prompted to overwrite the existing signature, this may need to change to allow these duplicates.

I’ll know more when I take some time to look into the code some more but any input would be appreciated so I don’t let y’all down!

(Daimian Mercer) #4

Its pretty rare.
I have been working on a major update to Tripwire to not only address this issue but many others - it is essentially rewriting most of the core of Tripwire.

No ETA yet but you can see work in the “signatures” branch of the Tripwire repo: