[dns-operations] about the underline in hostname

Mark Andrews marka at isc.org
Fri May 30 10:45:54 UTC 2014

In message <m238frwvcu.wl%randy at psg.com>, Randy Bush writes:
> > we can't righteously complain about middleboxes that think they know
> > what UDP/53 payloads have to look like and thus prevent EDNS from being
> > widely deployed, while at the same time saying that BIND's zone file
> > parser knows what a host name ought to look like (even if you're right
> > 99.9999% of the time).
> bingo!  we seem to revel in petty rules.  full employment for nit
> pickers?

When you have users going "named accepted it so it must be right"
you get all the checks being made because that is what our users
are asking for and expecting.
> we have met the enemy and he is us  -- walt kelly
> randy
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