[net-dns-users] How to translate the email in SOA

Wes Hardaker opensource at hardakers.net
Tue Jan 8 17:05:19 UTC 2013

Patrik Fältström <patrik at frobbit.se> writes:

>> I urge the developers to revert back to the previous semantics where
>> the SOA field is actually what is in the SOA field (i.e. encoded @
>> sign), and possibly add a new accessor for getting/setting SOA using
>> the full unencoded email address.
> +10000000....000
> Do not change behavior on existing routines. If you want to, add new ones.

I also agree.  I've already had to change things in code that uses
Net::DNS because of changed routines (some of which were internal, and
thus it's my own fault (or the previous author's) for using them, and
some of which were public).

OpenSSL does the same thing: they change APIs routinely and it's pain in
the neck when you write a 3rd-party software package that must use
"whatever is available on the system".  The hacks required to code
around an API that may work one way on one system and a different way on
another are not pretty.

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