Re: Update of RFC 2606 based on the recent ICANN changes ?

David Conrad <drc@virtualized.org> Tue, 01 July 2008 20:57 UTC

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Subject: Re: Update of RFC 2606 based on the recent ICANN changes ?
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 13:57:55 -0700
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On Jul 1, 2008, at 12:44 PM, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
>> The host SHOULD check the string syntactically for a dotted-decimal
>> number before looking it up in the Domain Name System.
>
> which seems to reply to David Conrad's question: if all the
> implementations are correct, 127.0.0.1 will always be an IP address,
> even if the TLD ".1" is allocated.

Which might tie into the discussion regarding "SHOULD vs. MUST"... :-)

Regards,
-drc


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