Re: [DNSOP] DNSOP Call for Adoption - draft-west-let-localhost-be-localhost

"John R Levine" <johnl@taugh.com> Tue, 12 September 2017 19:40 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] DNSOP Call for Adoption - draft-west-let-localhost-be-localhost
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>>> When something shouldn't work, it shouldn't work.
>>
>> I agree but this is a tangent.  The draft is about localhost. or maybe <something>.localhost.  It's not about localhost.<something>.
>
> The problem with this clarification is that in practice "localhost." is almost always spelt "localhost".

Well, OK, but I hope we can limit the advice to tne meaning of localhost 
as a TLD-ish name, and not rehash the well known problems with search 
lists.

Regards,
John Levine, johnl@taugh.com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
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