Subject: Re: long hostnames in utmp
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Neil J. McRae <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/09/1996 14:57:43
On Mon, 08 Apr 1996 23:47:45 +0200 
 "Matthias Scheler" <> wrote:

> No, that way has many disadvantages, e.g.:
> 1.) Reverse resolving is not always possible.

Sorry I disagree. ANY host on the internet should have reliable reverse
DNS lookups, and :

         Every host MUST implement a resolver for the Domain Name System
         (DNS), and it MUST implement a mechanism using this DNS
         resolver to convert host names to IP addresses and vice-versa  
         [DNS:1, DNS:2].

> 2.) IP address assignments may change.

What has this to do with anything?

Neil J. McRae.                               DNS: Domino Network Services        NetBSD/sparc: 100% SpF (Solaris protection Factor)
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