iptables 1.3.6 not using /etc/networks

Alexey Toptygin alexeyt at freeshell.org
Mon Nov 13 22:23:05 CET 2006


On Mon, 13 Nov 2006, Martijn Lievaart wrote:

>> No, domains can't start with a digit. See RFC 1034:
>> 
>> ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc1034.txt
>> 
> Domains can and do start with a digit, see RFC1912 section 2.1. Think 
> 3com.com.

This is news to me, and isn't reflected in the current standard (which is 
still RFC 1034), but you are right that it's widely implemented. It seems 
wierd that the Host Requirements standard can override the DNS standard 
without the DNS standard being updated...

 			Alexey



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