error in /var/log/messages

Lawson_Kris klawson at
Thu Mar 15 21:47:37 UTC 2001

That's huge!  I'm just learning the ropes here and did not know that.  I do
know we have 50 host entries with '_' in them.  What is the significance (in
terms of what I can or cannot do with a host with an '_' in the name)?   I
can connect to it and can resolve it.  What does it take away?   Thanks

-----Original Message-----
From: Ralf Hildebrandt [mailto:Ralf.Hildebrandt at]
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 1:40 PM
To: 'bind-users at'
Subject: Re: error in /var/log/messages

On Thu, Mar 15, 2001 at 09:40:34AM -0500, Lawson_Kris wrote:

> Mar 15 09:13:02 ns named[625]: host name "vax_aeo.thcvnet.hercfilm" (owner
"") IN (secondary) is invalid - proceeding anyway

Remove the _ from the hostname; it's invalid to have a _ in the hostname.

ralf.hildebrandt at
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