[Pdns-users] DNS names and strings (was: PowerDNS development plans: 4.x DNSSEC, C++ 2011!)

Michael Ströder michael at stroeder.com
Mon Feb 23 17:50:16 UTC 2015

bert hubert wrote:
> In this post, we’d like to share our current plans for .. PowerDNS 4.x!

Glad to read all your plans.

>    * We treat DNS names as ASCII strings, which we escape and unescape
>      repeatedly.  DNS names are not ascii strings, and we keep finding
>      issues related to us treating them like strings.

Unfortunately the term string is used in many different ways.
Could you please elaborate on what that means exactly?
E.g. will this affect the way NON-ASCII DNS names are stored in backend files?

Ciao, Michael.

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