[Bug 121467] Re: unable to acces to a specific url with any navigator.

David Blanco dablanco at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 22:17:50 UTC 2007

I think this is not a bug related with any browser nor the operating
system. AFAIK using a "-" before the dot is not allowed by at least RFC
1035 (Domain names - implementation and specification), which says:

"The labels must follow the rules for ARPANET host names.  They must
start with a letter, end with a letter or digit, and have as interior
characters only letters, digits, and hyphen.  There are also some
restrictions on the length.  Labels must be 63 characters or less."

It´s clear to me that "-whatever-.dot.com" is an illegal host name and
then it must not be resolved. The fact is that any application that
relies its name resolving in C´s "gethostbyname" calls (on Linux: ping,
dig, nslookup, and the like...) will fail with illegal host names, which
IMHO is the right behaviour.

Please someone let me know if I am wrong. Anyway, it´s not a firefox
issue :)

Greetings from Spain

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