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Re: rcvdfrom error from /etc/hosts
Darryl Miles <email@example.com>
> Note the trailing "." on the fqdn, I was under the impression this was
> legal and a trailing dot means this is a fqdn name.
Legal in some circumstances. Not all, and not this one. Basically,
where you -have- to use an FQDN, you -cannot- use the dot.
Where you can use a non-FQDN, -sometimes- you can use the dot to say
"don't bother trying to look for this in any domains, it's fully
qualified already". I don't know any really good rule.
- From: Robin Nixon <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Mon, 27 Oct 1997 23:42:26 +0200)