[Mailman-Developers] Opening up a few can o' worms here...
Jay R. Ashworth
Thu, 18 Jul 2002 14:42:58 -0400
On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 02:19:19PM -0400, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> >>>>> "JRA" == Jay R Ashworth <email@example.com> writes:
> JRA> No, I was talking about the domain part.
> JRA> The standard is pretty clear that the LHS can have anything
> JRA> in it you want, as long as you quote it.
> Yeah, but then it wouldn't /technically/ end in a dot, would it? :)
> Okay, okay, I'm being pedantic.
Usually. In this case, you're actually incorrect, alas. The quotation
marks are not semantically part of the address. So it *does* end in a
dot. (Yes, I know you were being a smart ass.)
> >> Hmm, not a use case I've ever encountered.
> >> "localhost.localdomain" is about as wacky as it gets.
> JRA> Well, diagnosing local DNS configuration, mostly. A name
> JRA> that does *not* end in a dot is supposed to be an invitation
> JRA> to apply the search list from /etc/resolv.conf.
> JRA> With people having things registered like com.com and
> JRA> edu.com, it can get a bit wacky.
> Ah, ok.
Actually, a "bit" might be an understatement...
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