Re: host vs hostname (Was: CID: and MID: URL schemes)

Barton E. Schaefer (schaefer@z-code.ncd.com)
Thu, 2 Nov 1995 11:24:03 -0800


From: schaefer@z-code.ncd.com (Barton E. Schaefer)
Message-Id: <951102112403.ZM15461@zyrcon.z-code.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 1995 11:24:03 -0800
In-Reply-To: Ned Freed <NED@INNOSOFT.COM>
To: Ned Freed <NED@innosoft.com>, Ed Levinson <elevinso@Accurate.COM>
Subject: Re: host vs hostname (Was: CID: and MID: URL schemes)
Cc: uri@bunyip.com, ietf-822@list.cren.net

On Nov 2,  9:48am, Ned Freed wrote:
} Subject: Re: host vs hostname (Was: CID: and MID: URL schemes)
}
} > However, converting id-spec' into a message-ID (content-ID) becomes
} > problematical.  Rfc 822 requires, I think, that a message-ID containing
} > a host's IP address (hostnumber) have the form "[" digits "." digits "."
} > digits "." digits"]"
} 
} RFC822 actually doesn't specify what a domain literal looks like or how it
} should be interpreted.

No, but RFC1123 specifies in sections 2.1 and 5.2.17 that domain literals
"whose content ... is a dotted-decimal host address" MUST be accepted by
mailers as a valid host identifier.

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