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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: this host crap
Date Thu, 25 Apr 1996 12:13:29 GMT
Robert S. Thau wrote:
> 
> Brief note --- trailing periods are legal in DNS hostnames (in fact,
> they are the canonical form of an FQDN, albeit a rarely used one, if
> I recall right), so I think we really do have to support them.

Correctly recalled. In fact, if they were used more often they would at least
halve the DNS traffic on the net (since the resolving behaviour is to try the
name with the local domain name appended if there is not a trailing dot. Only
if this fails is it treated as a FQDN).

Cheers,

Ben.

> 
> rst

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