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Re: Apache port
- To: ports_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org, misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Apache port
- From: "Rick Ballard" <Rick_(_dot_)_Ballard_(_at_)_atl_(_dot_)_sofkin_(_dot_)_ca>
- Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 14:08:59 -0300
- Organization: Software Kinetics Ltd.
- Reply-to: Rick_(_dot_)_Ballard_(_at_)_atl_(_dot_)_sofkin_(_dot_)_ca
> '_' is an illegal character in a hostname. Our libc blocks that
> character from being used, as well as all other illegal characters.
> Do not use '_' in a hostname. It's wrong. The RFC's have said it is
> wrong for 10+ years. So are '/' and '.'. And many other characters.
Tell this to Microsoft. They don't need no stinkin' RFCs. I believe
NT boxes generate hostnames with underscores by default.
I've run into this problem before with my exim MTA, which by
default follows the RFCs. The exim developers had to put in an
option to allow an underscore in hostnames because of the large
amounts of mail being rejected from the microsoft world.
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