[DNSOP] [Humour] "dotted-decimal domain names"

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr> Thu, 14 September 2017 09:25 UTC

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Subject: [DNSOP] [Humour] "dotted-decimal domain names"
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I just discovered this gem (last paragraph of the documentation):

http://cr.yp.to/djbdns/dnscache.html

"dnscache handles dotted-decimal domain names internally, giving
(e.g.) the domain name 192.48.96.2 an A record of 192.48.96.2."

And this prediction:

https://cr.yp.to/djbdns/namedroppers/20000220195445-21265-qmail@cr-yp-to

"Eventually, no matter what DNSEXT does, dotted-decimal domain names
will be a de facto standard."

Old and unmaintained software can bring funny surprises.