Are underscores no longer supported in Bind 9.4?

Jake Morrisey jmorrisey71 at
Sun Mar 4 12:09:23 UTC 2007

On 3/4/07, Danny Mayer <mayer at> wrote:
> CNAME's point to hostnames and therefore must follow the same rules. Are
> you asking about the label of the CNAME record? It should be the same as
> it acts as a hostname for all purposes. If it doesn't complain then it's
> probably a bug. I didn't see anything in any of the RFC's that makes
> that explicit but it would make sense.

Yeah, this appears to be a bug then.  Both parts of the CNAME can have
an underscore and named-checkzone and named-compilezone have no
problem at all with allowing it without warnings or errors.


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