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Has CIDR matching has changed between 6.3.x and 7.x?

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So I was doing some debugging for someone on CIDR matching and appeared to get inconsistent results between versions of Splunk.


filename = cidr_testing.csv
match_type = CIDR(cidr_value)
default_match = NONE


cidr_value,additional_field,comment,2,broader,1,specific,3,even broader,4,most of it,5,all of it,0,targeted ip

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| makeresults count=5 | eval dest_ip = "" |  lookup cidr_testing cidr_value AS dest_ip OUTPUT cidr_value, additional_field, comment | table host dest_ip cidr_value additional_field comment | extract reload=t

Splunk 6.3 appears to match the most specific match and will match the second row "specific"

Splunk 7.x appears to match the first result and will match the first row "broader"

Something has obviously changed.

Is this a feature or a bug?

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Check you max_matches - setting max to 1 means the lookup will return only the first match in the lookup file, even if there are more than one match available.

I have just looked, but I cant see that this has changed since 6.3

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