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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject [classlib][security] Wildcard subjectAltName dNSName entries throw IOException (HARMONY-6248)
Date Sat, 27 Jun 2009 21:50:00 GMT
Please take a look at the conversation Ian and I have been having in

Unless anyone objects I'm inclined to agree with Ian and modify Harmony
to accept DNSNames that start with a digit, unlike the RI which throws
an exception.

Comments welcome.

Ian Payton (JIRA) wrote:
> Urgh.  That's annoying.
> I have further RFC wordage to support the position, though. RFC1738
> (page 5, section 3.1, 'host' description) says: "Fully qualified domain
> names take the form as described in Section 3.5 of RFC 1034 [13] and
> Section 2.1 of RFC 1123 [5]: a sequence of domain labels separated by
> ".", each domain label starting and ending with an alphanumerical
> character and possibly also containing "-" characters."
> Getting an explicit clarification of RFC3280 and/or RFC1034 from the
> ietf, and then getting Sun to update their implementation so the RI
> behavior also allows leading digits... doesn't sound like fun.

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