[Courses] [Networking] Lesson 4 Phase 1 - Gathering Data
efindel at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 24 19:21:32 EST 2003
On Wednesday 23 July 2003 09:39, Hamster wrote:
> # Step One - Names #
> First up we need to devise names for all our machines. Choosing a name
> for a computer is not difficult. It can be up to 24 characters long, and
> can include letters, numbers and a "-" (minus sign) (source - RFC 952).
> That's pretty much all there is to it!
Nit-picky technical correction: the official standard on Internet names is
STD0003, "Requirements for Internet Hosts". This becomes important because
there are multiple RFCs which say things about Internet names, and a couple
of them allow other things -- e.g., RFC1033 states that underscores (_) are
allowed in host names. Since RFC1033 is not a standard, however, and
STD0003 is, STD0003 takes precedence.
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