[6bone] Re: reverse 6dns painful (was Re:
gert at space.net
Sat Feb 14 04:48:58 PST 2004
On Sat, Feb 14, 2004 at 12:02:43PM +0100, Lukas Beeler wrote:
> * Gert Doering <gert at space.net>:
> > On Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 12:37:04PM -0700, Colin Faber wrote:
> > > Additionally unless I'm mistaken that standard still does not allow
> > > underscores '_' (something that MS ADS uses in host names)
> > The fact that MS doesn't adhere to the standard doesn't mean the *standard*
> > needs changing ("that standard still does not allow...").
> Citing http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc2782.txt:
Good point. Now the interesting question is - are the authors of RFC2782
aware that they violate DNS host name requirements, or are they even
doing it *on purpose*, so that...
> | The symbolic name of the desired service, as defined in Assigned
> | Numbers [STD 2] or locally. An underscore (_) is prepended to
> | the service identifier to avoid collisions with DNS labels that
> | occur in nature.
... no clash with "proper" DNS names can occur?
However, this is not really IPv6 related.
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