Resolver Issues (non valid hostname characters)

Terry Lambert tlambert2 at
Wed Mar 26 02:49:26 PST 2003

Marius Strom wrote:
> I've submitted a PR for this: misc/50299 documenting the RFC
> mis-following (is that a word?) as well as a patch for res_comp.c.


If this is committed before RFC-952 is updated, FreeBSD users
can now define host names that break other machines on the net
which are strictly conformant to RFC-952.

What is the first maxim of protocol design?

"Be generous in what you accept, strict in what you generate".

It would be a mistake to commit this.  Please see Mark Andrews fine
postings (as well as my own postings) on this topic.

-- Terry

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