[Standards] Re: IDNA text for rfc3920bis
mridul at sun.com
Mon Apr 16 18:56:22 UTC 2007
Joe Hildebrand wrote:
> On Apr 16, 2007, at 12:35 PM, Mridul wrote:
>> I think the query was because :
>> If you used only hostnames - then they get resolved to the default
>> domain : like peer1, peer2, etc would resolve to peer1.domain and work.
>> With peer1.localhost, unless you have resolution entries for these in
>> the dns, it would not work (and other than /etc/hosts style entries -
>> which are a pain to maintain across nodes).
> According to RFC 2606:
> The ".localhost" TLD has traditionally been statically defined in
> host DNS implementations as having an A record pointing to the
> loop back IP address and is reserved for such use. Any other use
> would conflict with widely deployed code which assumes this use.
> So, "foo.localhost" pointing to another machine seems right out.
Thanks for the reference - I was not aware of this rfc for reserved TLD's.
>> For argument sake, we could envision that for high availability nodes
>> ... use fully resolved hostnames.
> I have use cases where this won't work. I can't share them at the
> moment, unfortunately. Suffice it to say this restriction would make
> large numbers of deployed systems effectively non-standard in one fell
> swoop. As such, I would strongly object to this change in the bis
> drafts. I *would* support a best-practices XEP, however.
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