Are underscores no longer supported in Bind 9.4?

Chris Thompson cet1 at
Sun Mar 4 21:28:39 UTC 2007

On Mar 3 2007, Barry Margolin wrote:

>In article <esa68j$mfp$1 at>,
> Kevin Darcy <kcd at> wrote:
>> BIND has flip-flopped over the years on whether it should be in the 
>> business of enforcing *hostname* (as opposed to DNS) standards. Recently 
>> the pendulum has swung back in the direction of "we'll enforce them"
>The check-names option has been in BIND since 8.x, I think.  The only 
>flip-flopping, I believe, has been on what the default setting should be.

Actually, although the check-names option was present in BIND 8, it was
entirely missing from BIND 9.x until 9.3. (See entry 1586 in the change log.)

Chris Thompson
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