Null realms and servers

Russ Allbery rra at
Sun Dec 17 23:49:15 EST 2006

Nicolas Williams <Nicolas.Williams at> writes:
> On Sat, Dec 16, 2006 at 10:51:05AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> I believe assuming the default realm will be accurate in significantly
>> more circumstances than using any algorithm based on the name of the
>> system.

> Certainly not in multi-realm environemts, and in any case, in a
> zero-conf environment there is no default realm: one has to be
> discovered.

That's great, but this change makes life much more difficult for existing
sites.  Please do not do that.  Please do not break existing sites when
you're trying to deploy new things.

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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