>Underscores, according to the RFCs are NOT legal characters.

Arguable. RFC2782 (A DNS RR for specifying the location of services (DNS
SRV)) defines SRV RR records and states that they should start with an
_. 

RFC3600 (the latest STD1) states that RFC2782 is a "proposed standard". 

-Walden


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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces+waldenl=techsoftinc.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces+waldenl=techsoftinc.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Adam Lang
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2004 8:54 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: iSeries DNS and Windows 2000 AD

Interesting that it won't accept it, but it is technically correct.
Underscores, according to the RFCs are NOT legal characters.  Microsoft
decided to do it anyway.  Many resolvers will still accept and resolve
it,
but basically they are broken and non-standard names.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nathan Simpson" <nathan@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 11:43 PM
Subject: iSeries DNS and Windows 2000 AD


> Hi,
>
> Is anyone using their iSeries (V5R2) DNS server in a Windows 2000 AD
> Domain?
>
> How did you add the SRV records?
>
> Which entries did you add?
>
> I tried to add some of the entries manually (the ones I thought were
the
> ones to add) but it won't allow an '_' (underscore).
>
> Are there any other tricks to be aware of?
>
> Regards,
>
> Nathan Simpson
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