can't resolve domain that includes "-"

Joseph S D Yao jsdy at
Wed Dec 4 17:23:32 UTC 2002

On Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 11:15:39AM +0100, Alaa Mail wrote:
> Hi every body
> my domain name server can't resolve name that includes "-" 
> example:
> from my site I try
> host
> (no respond)
> from other site 
> host
> is an alias for
> has address
> my bind server running on tru64 5.1A with BIND version
> named 8.2.2-P5-plus-CA-2000-20-plus-CA-2001-02 

Are you sure it's the '-' character and not the '_' character?  Older
versions of BIND, such as V8, have problems with the '_' character.
Try using BIND V9.2.1 or later.  [Your version has security

Wait ... I fixated on what you THOUGHT the problem was.  From "your
site" - and presumably you are talking about one machine, and you have
not tested this on each one of thousands of machines - what is the
setting of your resolver?  Remember that the resolver and the name
server are two SEPARATE parts of BIND, they just work together as a
client and server over the network.  What does /etc/resolv.conf say?

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