Bug#105364: installer allows user to insert underscores in the hostname
On Tue, Jul 24, 2001 at 01:57:51PM +0200, Kjetil Torgrim Homme wrote:
> Matt Kraai <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Will the input be encoded in UTF-8?
> No, that will break too many protocols. That's the reason for ASCII
> Compatible Encoding, using only characters "a-z0-9/-".
> Look at some of the examples (/^Exampl) in
> Notice that UTF8 is inefficient for Hangeul and other scripts, even if
> it uses the full 8 bits instead of 5.
> (Personally, I hope something like
> passes. I'm not too optimistic, this reminds me of all the warts of
> MIME we probably never will be rid of.)
In order to implement this, I really need to know the answers to
the following questions:
* What encoding is used for the host name input by the user?
* What host name validation should be performed by dbootstrap?
* What encoding should be used for writing the host name?
The kernel treats the host name as any other character string, and
so doesn't appear to care about the encoding. I haven't been able
to find the libc source which deals with internationalized host
names, so I don't know what format it expects things in.