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Java developer working in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Oct
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accepted Is it valid for a hostname to start with a digit?
Oct
21
awarded  Good Question
Oct
20
comment Is it valid for a hostname to start with a digit?
@XavierLucas I think the problem is that the rules are spread over any number of RFCs and aren't completely clear. But I agree with your point. On the Guava Discuss thread it was pointed out that in a .111 TLD 222.222.222.111 would be an IPv4 address while 999.999.999.111 would be a hostname!
Oct
20
revised Is it valid for a hostname to start with a digit?
Add link to guava-discuss thread
Oct
20
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
20
comment Is it valid for a hostname to start with a digit?
I'm aware of .com addresses etc starting with a digit. As I mentioned in my question it wasn't clear whether a hostname without a . and starting with a digit was valid e.g. "8server"
Oct
20
comment Is it valid for a hostname to start with a digit?
Should a full domain name really need to be passed to the isValid method? After all InternetDomainName.isValid("server"); returns true.
Oct
20
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
20
comment Is it valid for a hostname to start with a digit?
@CélineAussourd 8server.com is accepted as a valid domain name. The Guava code specifically checks for a name with a single part starting with a number to reject it. I have posted a question on their Google Group as well. However, I also wanted to ask here to get a general answer for reference.
Oct
20
awarded  Yearling
Oct
20
comment Is it valid for a hostname to start with a digit?
@MadHatter I've edited the question to clarify why I have asked this.
Oct
20
revised Is it valid for a hostname to start with a digit?
Fixed grammar
Oct
20
asked Is it valid for a hostname to start with a digit?
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
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comment Can you show the hostname on the Windows Server 2008 login screen?
I would prefer to permanently show the hostname to match our Linux servers.
Aug
30
asked Can you show the hostname on the Windows Server 2008 login screen?
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awarded  Yearling
Jan
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asked Is there a CentOS equivalent for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server?