Is bind 9.2.1 allowed "_" in dns name?

Joseph S D Yao jsdy at
Wed Oct 23 21:22:29 UTC 2002

On Wed, Oct 23, 2002 at 08:58:27AM -0400, David Botham wrote:
> <places head and neck on chopping block> So, when did underscores become
> legal in hostnames?

They aren't.  But they are legal in domain names.  And the RFC says
that the DNS server should not forbid this; the app should forbid this.

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