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Re: keyserver.debian.org.com

On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 03:29:31PM -0500, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 04:53:05PM -0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> [snip]
> > > When it first occurred to someone that this sort of a trick could be
> > > played on people to hijack domains, an RFC came out specifying that
> > > hostname resolvers should NOT append the local TLD to the requested name
> > > when trying to resolve it.  Sounds like you have a broken system.
> > 
> > Oh, you mean they can't do as Mozilla, IE, and a lot of other
> > crap^H^H^H^Hbrowsers do?
> > 
> > I *seriously* doubt the system resolv libraries are doing such weirdness...
> [snip]
> I have only ever seen browsers do this kind of nonsense. I have never seen
> nslookup, dig, or host, attempt such lame lookup methods before. It
> appears to me to be yet another one of the sugar-it-down-for-dummies
> features that found its way into browsers, so that you can type in the URL
> box "microsoft" and it will deduce that you really meant
> "www.microsoft.com". (After all, don't all domains start with www and end
> with .com? </sarcasm>)

I believe pump created resolv.conf's with ".org" in them for a while...
it's fixed now.

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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