[dns-operations] about the underline in hostname

wbrown at e1b.org wbrown at e1b.org
Fri May 30 12:01:05 UTC 2014

Jim Reid <jim at rfc1035.com> wrote on 05/29/2014 02:30:58 PM:

> I believe this was a limitation of the (pre?) NCP-era ARPANET and 
> may well have been a side-effect of the capabilities of operating 
> systems from that era. See RFCs 226 and 229.

Interesting reading.  I bet Site 1 was quite popular:

--- quoting RFC 229 ---
Site                  Standard Name              Alternate Name
----                  -------------              --------------
1                     UCLA-NMC                     SEX
--- end quote ---

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