Hostname Naming Compliance

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at
Tue Feb 24 21:28:53 UTC 2009

In message <49A3A09A.2000003 at>, David Ford writes:
> Here's a question.  Are we incapable of dealing with things like
> underscores in hostnames?  Is there any significant harm in adapting?

	When does it stop?  What will be the next character you
	"just have to have"?  At the moment you have 1 inter label
	seperator and 1 intra label seperator.  That should be
	enough for anyone.

	Additionally underscore is used in names in the DNS to
	keep those names out of the hostname namespace. 


> -david
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