[Pdns-users] Re: in.addr-arpa delegation

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Fri Feb 24 12:51:09 UTC 2006

On Thu, Feb 23, 2006 at 05:23:58PM +0100,
 bert hubert <bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl> wrote 
 a message of 19 lines which said:

> The / chosen in the RFC 2317 examples is highly unfortunate, as '/'
> is not part of the DNS alphabet, nor is '_'.

This is absolutely not true. / or _ are accepted in the DNS since the

Are you sure that you don't mix the *DNS* rules (RFC 1034 and 1035)
with the *hostnames* rules (RFC 1123)? A domaine name foo/bar.example
is legal, a host name www.foo/bar.example is not.

> PowerDNS 2.9.19 overzealously refuses to answer queries for domains
> with a '/' in them,

Big mistake.

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