cvs commit: src/lib/libc/resolv res_comp.c

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Sat Feb 16 02:51:29 PST 2008

"M. Warner Losh" <imp at> writes:
> Plus there was a very long, very heated thread about removing _ as a
> valid name years ago.  Have conditions changed since then?  Frankly,
> I'd like to have seen a change like this discussed more widely.  There
> was much debate before, and there turned out to be good reasons for
> omitting the _.  I just can't recall them now.

There are valid reasons for allowing it.  Somebody[tm] (I'll leave it up
to you to guess who) thought it was a good idea to use _ in DNS names
used for automatic detection of web proxies and domain controllers, IIRC.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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