[dns-operations] creeping poorness of judgement

Mark Delany b9w at charlie.emu.st
Sat Mar 14 22:44:29 UTC 2020


On 14Mar20, Paul Vixie allegedly wrote:
> nothing in the dns protocol specification prohibits 8-bit values in a 
> <character-string> as used in HINFO (two of them) or TXT (N of them).

Gotcha. So then software below the application layer has no business
adding 0x20 bytes between substrings.

I mis-recall, but some DNS client software used to "helpfully" do this
for you. Seems to be a lot better these days.

Mark.


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