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Re: Bug#575209: general: Error resolving hostname [resent]

[Resent, because reportbug somehow ate my line breaks, sorry!]

Dear all,

I've found something that is most propbably a bug in Linux's resolv system, when trying to open a specific page with Epiphany (but any other browser will fail as well, please try out yourself).

To reproduce, please visit <http://www.deviantart.com/> and search for "SNES". On the first results page a picture called "SNES World HD" should appear. Try to click this picture. Your browser will fail to resolv the hostname and even ping won't be able to:

  $ ping KeR-.deviantart.com
  ping: unknown host KeR-.deviantart.com

However, nslookup returns the right IP address and this page even loads under both Windows XP and Mac OS X:

  $ nslookup KeR-.deviantart.com

  Non-authoritative answer:
  KeR-.deviantart.com   canonical name = www.deviantart.com.
  Name: www.deviantart.com

I believe this bug is caused by the dash character in the domain name, but I don't have any further knowledge of Linux's resolv system. As you are the experts, please point me to where I can help to trace this bug.


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