VS: VS: DNS Misconfiguration on- http://cyberia.net.sa/

Jukka Pakkanen jukka.pakkanen at qnet.fi
Fri Jun 5 14:19:57 UTC 2020

Yes but I think the rfc1537 refers, and the recommendation always was "localhost." hostname, which refers to name "localhost", not "localhost.domain". Then I guess, this was already wrong in the O'Reilly "DNS and BIND" book (have to check that), which I remember using as a guideline to set up our first domains/zones.  And from that, the setting was copied later on to all new domains too.


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Lähettäjä: Tony Finch <dot at dotat.at> 
Lähetetty: 5. kesäkuuta 2020 16:09
Vastaanottaja: Jukka Pakkanen <jukka.pakkanen at qnet.fi>
Kopio: Ondřej Surý <ondrej at isc.org>; bind-users at lists.isc.org
Aihe: Re: VS: DNS Misconfiguration on- http://cyberia.net.sa/

Jukka Pakkanen <jukka.pakkanen at qnet.fi> wrote:

> Thx for the info, had missed this one and actually we have that minor 
> misconfiguration too. Have had since 1995 when started our nameservers 
> and never noticed...

Yes, it used to be recommended -

But not any more, because -

I also only found out about this recently(ish) - https://www.dns.cam.ac.uk/news/2017-09-01-localhost.html

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