Re: New hacked BIND for Uniform Resource Name Authorities

Robert Elz (kre@munnari.oz.au)
Sat, 8 Jul 1995 03:15:34 +1000


Date: Sat, 8 Jul 1995 03:15:34 +1000
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.oz.au>
Message-Id: <9507071715.1269@munnari.oz.au>
To: Michael.Mealling@oit.gatech.edu, paul@vix.com
Subject: Re: New hacked BIND for Uniform Resource Name Authorities
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	(
			A
			1.2.3.4
		)


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.

kre