[avahi] Re: Avahi daemon dies on certain hostnames

Jim Gettys jg at laptop.org
Fri Apr 7 12:44:55 PDT 2006

There are IETF standards around character sets used in host names (I
believe you should be able to find them in the DNS and/or mail

The Internet Koan is "Be liberal in what you accept and strict with what
you produce".  (e.g. accept anything that is anything remotely
understandable, but ensure your implementation only transmits the

So you should never die, do the best you can with garbage, and ensure
you never transmit trash.

I'm not convinced the current standards even allow UTF-8 in host names;
but then again, it's been a while since I was steeped in this stuf.
                         Jim Gettys
                         Editor of the HTTP/1.1 spec...
Jim Gettys
One Laptop Per Child

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