Subject: Re: anything_with_underscore.com: host not found?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Chuck Yerkes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/15/2003 16:14:42
Quoting Peter Seebach (email@example.com):
> So, Mozilla and a couple of other programs are consistently failing to look
> up any name with _'s in it. The most obvious (and topical) example would
> be http://dear_raed.blogspot.com/. "nslookup" finds it; "ping" doesn't.
You mean hosts that violate the DNS RFCS?
In 95 or so, apple came out with (OS) system 7 (AFAIR).
It's DNS implementation strictly complies with the RFCs.
It didn't support _ in hostnames.
This, of course, caused the Apples to not be able to get
to various Notes servers named ny_foo_bar.sub.example.com.
Names which we told them were BAD names (ny was the subdomain,
so have it in the host) and ILLEGAL names.
So we got to go through with a little sed/awk and rename
everything right with a CNAME.
I'm surprised the blogspot.com's DNS servers don't emit an error.