why one shouldn't use relative hostnames

lst_hoe02 at kwsoft.de lst_hoe02 at kwsoft.de
Thu Nov 11 08:37:06 UTC 2010

Zitat von Maria Iano <bind-lists at iano.org>:

> We are working with a software vendor whose software only works with  
> relative hostnames - they say it can't cope with a fully-qualified  
> domain name. They want us to make sure the necessary domain is in  
> all clients' search lists. Does anyone have any good references for  
> me to explanations of why this is a very bad thing. I would find  
> quick access to thoughtful well-phrased arguments very useful right  
> now.

Basically its like sending a letter only to a name without address and  
hope the postal service will do the right thing.



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