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Re: Strict RFC x821 Compliant: HELO/EHLO

2005-07-03 12:17:41

From: "Bruce Lilly" <blilly(_at_)erols(_dot_)com>

See the discussion in RFC 1123 section 2.1: "a valid host name can never
have the dotted-decimal form #.#.#.#, since at least the highest-level
component label will be alphabetic."

True, at least to the present...  See RFC 3696 (where the top-level
is not numeric 1123 reference is also mentioned); if ICANN goes
crazy, that rule might not apply in the future.

You mean, like a possible ".911" TLD?  <g>

Hector Santos, Santronics Software, Inc.