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Re: [SLUG] [SLIGHTLY OT] Machine Names
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] [SLIGHTLY OT] Machine Names
- From: Peter Rundle <peter.rundle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Oct 9 09:57:23 2000
- Organization: Interpath Australia
>Something to keep in mind is that underscore (ie, _ ) is technically not
>a valid character in DNS, and thus should probably be avoided in hostnames.
Not only just technically not valid, if you are using BIND (standard Linux
named) then an underscore in a hostname will cause the name server to become
non-authorative for the zone that the host is in. In technical terms this is
"a bad thing".