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Bug#789475: udhcpc: valid rfc1123 hostname recognized as "bad"

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On Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 02:14:17PM +0200, Bodo Eggert wrote:
> The valid hostname "52-54-0-12-34-56" is recognized as bad
> while it should be valid according to rfc1123 (Section 2.1).

What programma and/or device did recognize "52-54-0-12-34-56" as bad?

How was the error encountered?  Any error messages?

Please elaborate what the reason for this bugreport is.

> Capture of the DHCP reply:
>     be1.lrz.bootps > BOOTP/DHCP, Reply, length 300, xid 0x4cc35164, Flags [none]
>           Vendor-rfc1048 Extensions
>             DHCP-Message Option 53, length 1: ACK
>             Hostname Option 12, length 16: "52-54-0-12-34-56"

That is content from a network packet sent by a DHCP server,
which might be configured for providing such hostname.

Please provide more information.

Geert Stappers
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