domain name length vs character string length

Stefan Puiu stefan.puiu at
Wed Oct 18 10:42:35 UTC 2006


Well how can you be sure that the domain you put in the zone file
would take up less than 255 characters in wire format?

Btw, there's an explanation for the constants in the mailing list
archive. The actual limit is 1004, and it requires escaped characters
to 'achieve'.


On 10/18/06, Jack Tavares <j.tavares at> wrote:
> So, does this mean one can have a domainname in wire format that,
> converted to string representation) can be greater than 255?

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