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Re: amavisd-new new upstream

On Sat, Dec 28, 2002 at 01:59:18PM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 28, 2002 at 10:04:06AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Sat, Dec 28, 2002 at 11:58:20AM +1100, Brian May wrote:
> > > Also be warned, as documented in README.Debian, the default To/From
> > > E-Mail addresses used in notifications are @example.com, which is a
> > > valid Internet domain!
> > 
> > There is no problem with using example.com like this (and so no need for
> > example.invalid or whatever). RFC 2606 reserves it for use in examples.
> That may be true, but example.com is still a registered domain, while
> example.invalid certainly isn't.

I'm not sure why this matters. It's registered by IANA explicitly for
the purpose of letting people use it in documentation in just the way
this package proposes to do. There's no need to be alarmed that it's a
registered domain or to issue warnings about this fact; it's like that
precisely so that people don't register it for real use.

> Or example.tld, if you prefer.

If an obviously invalid address is desired, .invalid is the correct TLD
to use, not a made-up one. Again, see the best current practice
documented in RFC 2606.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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