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Re: [leafnode-list] fqdn validation

On Fri, 12 Apr 2002, Matthias Andree wrote:

> OK, if the "canonical" name is localhost.localdomain, we're lost. Does
> taking the first alias that contains a dot and that does not start with
> "localhost" and dropping the strlen altogether sound more reasonable?

I'm not sure what the owner of localhost.com would think, but they're
asking for trouble anyway!

Or maybe leafnode should default to using "oemcomputer" for the canonical

I have mixed feelings about the whole thing. Generally, I'm not sure to
what extent leafnode should try to work around the fact that lots of users
don't configure their systems properly.

We also have to realize that leafnode will be used on "private" networks,
and so the conventions to ensure uniqueness of names won't work. I think
that the majority of leafnode users don't have domains of their own. So
one way or the other we face the "localhost.localdomain" problem whether
those particular names are there or not.


Jeffrey Goldberg                            http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/
Relativism is the triumph of authority over truth, convention over justice

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