[Pdns-dev] Re: Domains with binary (e.g. UTF-8) labels

Julian Mehnle julian at mehnle.net
Sun Dec 17 00:48:08 CET 2006

bert hubert wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 16, 2006 at 10:37:05PM +0100, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> > IDN is mandatory for host names but should not be for domain names
> > without hosts.
> People generally use DNS for host names these days.
> However, I'll make sure we'll remove this restriction in due time, even
> though there is little practical use for non-host use of DNS today.

I beg to differ.  MX is a non-host use of DNS (the record's owner name is 
not a host name).  SRV is another one.

> It also requires some work on the database side of things, as for
> example PostgreSQL is fond of interpreting 'VARCHARs' as UTF-8, which a
> random label very often is not.

I'm not sure I understand what you're saying here.

> Julian, you might want to open a ticket on wiki.powerdns.com to remind
> us. It tends to work.



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