Re: Bug#575209: general: Error resolving hostname [resent]
[Resent, because reportbug somehow ate my line breaks, sorry!]
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
KeR-.deviantart.com canonical 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