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Re: Sprint?

  • From: Wayne Bouchard
  • Date: Wed Jun 25 11:47:58 1997

> I was wondering if Sprint had any intention to fix thier hostnames on
> thier routers. Ever since upgrading the recent versions of Os's, the name
> resolveres no longer resolve names with '/'s in them. Ie: 

The cause of this is not the OS, per se, its the version of BIND that
it incorporates. Recent versions do character checking before
accepting the response. This avoids nasty buffer overflows and the
like.

I can sympathize with Sprint's delay since my network has the same
problem. On OSen which included this newer version of BIND for which I
had source, I had to kinda "break" it to get name resolution until
such time as people decide on a new naming schema.

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