Hostname lookups fail when hostname is all numeric!
flower at ms31.sp.trw.com
Wed Jan 14 19:18:52 GMT 1998
> >From RFC 952 (DOD INTERNET HOST TABLE SPECIFICATION):
> 1. A "name" (Net, Host, Gateway, or Domain name) is a text string up
> to 24 characters drawn from the alphabet (A-Z), digits (0-9), minus
> sign (-), and period (.). Note that periods are only allowed when
> they serve to delimit components of "domain style names". (See
> RFC-921, "Domain Name System Implementation Schedule", for
> background). No blank or space characters are permitted as part of a
> name. No distinction is made between upper and lower case. The first
> character must be an alpha character.
> Not "should be an alpha character", "must be..."!
Ok.. I guess I was thinking that network hostnames under Win95/WinNT fell
under a different standard than regular internet hostnames. Gee.. If I
knew it was that easy, I wouldn't have bothered pestering all of you!
Sorry.. Now If I can only figure out why our computer service center staff
named then this way if it is blatently wrong!
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