Hostname Naming Compliance

Peter Laws plaws at
Wed Feb 25 14:45:52 UTC 2009

Jeff Lightner wrote:
> And of course you can legitimately say it is a "Standard" even if it
> isn't enforced by the software.   Your argument would be that people
> implementing new servers or attempting to access the systems wouldn't be
> able to do so because they wouldn't have added the "exception to
> Standard" that your PHBs are requiring.

I've been telling folks that request _ in a name that they can no longer do 
that and change it to a -.  I tell them that it *works*, but it violates 
the standards.  No pushback yet.

Peter Laws / N5UWY
National Weather Center / Network Operations Center
University of Oklahoma Information Technology
plaws at
Feedback? Contact my director, Craig Cochell, craigc at Thank you!

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