Hostname Naming Compliance
Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Tue Feb 24 21:28:53 UTC 2009
In message <49A3A09A.2000003 at blue-labs.org>, 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.
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