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

Nicholas Williams nicholas at nicholaswilliams.net
Mon Feb 23 18:44:54 UTC 2015

I'm also very interested in finding out more about the change around ASCII


On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 11:50 AM, Michael Ströder <michael at stroeder.com>

> 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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