On Wed, 07-Nov-2001 at 20:28:32 +0000, Paul Jakma wrote:
> > Take a look at the new RFC I mentioned. It does, unfortunately, specify
> > that the underscore is now required.
>> which i dont quite understand, as "_" is not an allowed char in DNS
> names. (unless that's changed too).
Note section 11 of RFC 2181.
True, I think the original definition of a "hostname" did specify that
hostnames should not contain underscores, but that doesn't mean that DNS
labels can't contain them. Since the SRV record is not itself a hostname,
and legacy clients that might still have such limitations won't be looking
at them anyway, it's not a problem.
... Cats took many thousands of years to domesticate humans.
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