possible bug report re: (malformed?) internet addresses
freminlins at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 02:18:56 PST 2005
Interesting. Host can look it up:
bash-2.05b$ host mr-chips-.deviantart.com
mr-chips-.deviantart.com has address 188.8.131.52
But the host name is itself invalid. From RFC 1035:
The labels must follow the rules for ARPANET host names. They must
start with a letter, end with a letter or digit, and have as interior
characters only letters, digits, and hyphen.
My guess is Windows is actually munging it, when it would be better to
return an error.
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