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Re: New hacked BIND for Uniform Resource Name Authorities

From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.oz.au>
Date: Sat, 8 Jul 1995 03:15:34 +1000
Message-Id: <9507071715.1269@munnari.oz.au>
To: Michael.Mealling@oit.gatech.edu, paul@vix.com
Cc: bind-workers@vix.com, uri@bunyip.com
    Message-Id: <9507071515.AA22181@sager.home.vix.com>
    Date: Fri, 07 Jul 1995 08:15:00 -0700
    From: Paul A Vixie <paul@vix.com>

    those ('s and )'s belong outside the whole set of fields,
    they are just grouping operators according to the spec.

Actually, they don't belong at all really, they're lexical tokens,
whose sole purpose is to hide internal newlines, and should be able
to appear anywhere at all in any RR, eg:

foo	IN	(

should be a perfectly valid master file record.   That BIND has never
taken any notice of the spec in this area has always bothered me.

Received on Friday, 7 July 1995 13:16:33 UTC

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