It appears that I have had this issue for a while but now that I am looking to upgrade to Nedi 1.5 I am seeing this cause larger errors. We have some access points where the names of them have a dot (.) in the hostname. This was done because we base the AP name to match building blueprint. In large rooms with a bunch of cubes, the ap is given the ID of the cube it is above. The cubes each have their own number but it is a subnumber of the main room. So if the main room was 260 and it was cube 20, the AP would have 260.20 in the name to provide a location. The problem I am seeing is that nedi drops everything after the dot. What this now does is every AP in that main room is being labeled as 260 within Nedi creating duplicate device names. It appears that Nedi 1.4 added just one and left the rest, however in 1.5, if a duplicate device name is detected, the discovery halts.
Since this "worked" on 1.4 but now causes 1.5 to stop the discovery, I need to see what kind of fix I can come up with. One would be to rename the access points so that there isn't a dot it in any more but that might not be as easy as it sounds. The question I have is can Nedi keep the entire hostname regardless of what characters are in it so that it doesn't break the name apart?