Dear RIPE: Please don't encourage phishing

Mark Andrews marka at isc.org
Mon Feb 13 00:21:02 CST 2012


In message <m2ipjbmgbq.wl%randy at psg.com>, Randy Bush writes:
> >> dns itself is purely eight bit transparent. =A0one can even have a dot as
> >> a non-separator. =A0p.r.c could be a tld. =A0it's strictly length/value.
> > That's true, but  there is no standard character representation for
> > octet values  128 - 255.
> 
> utf-8 is the one used in the ietf community.

I challenge you to find a RFC that say it is UTF-8.  

> > Only octets in the range from 65 to 90 (uppercase) and 977 to 122
> > (lowercase) have a case equivalent for DNS resolution.
> 
> dns resolution is eight bit clear.

It may be 8 bit clear but only 0-127 have defined meaning.

128-255 may be UTF-8 but they could equally be ISO-LATIN-*.

> randy
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